Large areas of forests near the rivers have been cleared. The lands use to make rooms for settlements, roads and farmlands. Less vegetation protect the soil, the soil is quickly lost to rivers and sea. This raises the riverbed, so the river overflows its banks easily.
One of the deforested areas near Chang Jian
Source: Living Geography 2A
How deforestation leads to flooding:
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