Gorges

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Gorges

  1. 1. Formation of gorges Gorges are deep ,narrow and steep sided river valleys. They are mostly formed when the process of forming a waterfall is repeated frequently, as the waterfall retreats upstream.
  2. 2.  Gorges are also formed where: -a river flows along a line of weakness. -a river maintains its course across a landscape which is slowly being uplifted. -a river cuts across a plateau composed of horizontal and alternate layers of hard and soft rocks.
  3. 3. Example of a gorgeVerdon gorge in France;
  4. 4. Since there is a risk of flooding on these gorges, some countries, like CHINA, have used this to their advantage; -the three gorges dam project was established to control flood, provide hydroelectric power and navigation.
  5. 5. (source of information: sfakia-crete.com, Wikipedia, mtholyoke)

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