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What kind of soil would last better in a flood?
Question Date: 2017-09-26
Answer 1:

Well, porous sediment allows surface water to percolate DOWN rather than RUNOFF the land. Having permeable sediments like gravels and coarse sands are better than clay rich soils.

Answer 2:

Floods strip away any kind of soil, and leave behind new soil in its place.

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