Constructed over centuries, this natural levee
contains smaller floods while the largest floods overflow it and build it higher Natural levees
, which run the length of the river are made of the fine silts and clays that compact when the water goes down.
The newly acquired tribal property is on part of a natural levee
that extends northwest from the former Thibault Plantation to the Clinton National Airport.
Perilous Place, Powerful Storms begins with the history of New Orleans' chronic flood problem, which was accentuated as the city expanded into low-lying areas, that is, away from the natural levee
According to them, the upper 7-m-thick part is recognized as a natural levee
to floodplain deposits.
The levee at the Sauve plantation upstream gave way, and water careened off Metairie Ridge, a relict river in which sedimentary deposits had created a crescent-shaped natural levee
(see map, p.
Unlimited hydroplanes roar by at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, while families picnic under the trees on Madison's natural levee
High water can cover all these subtle topographies, but a swamp veteran like Charlie, or any local crawfisherman, will know when he's passing over a drowned waterway, or crossing a natural levee
The transects, with a combined length of 1500 m followed a moisture and elevation gradient from a mesic natural levee
Digging into a high natural levee
paralleling the Mississippi River, University of Wisconsin-Madison archaeologists have discovered an ancient campsite or village that recurrently was occupied by a procession of native cultures for almost three millennia.
And natural levees
, back swamps and coastal swamps between 100 million and 84 million years ago
Extensive floodplain wetlands along the creek are maintained by small natural levees
Rather developing in floodplains close to the channel on a large scale and therefore removal of trees, and at instances the natural levees
has added to the intensity of the floods.