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State 3 factors that lead to frequent flooding in the lake region of Kenya

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  • Most of the land is low lying which causes the rain water of spread over wide area.
  • The adjacent highlands receive torrential rainfall which releases large volumes of water resulting to rivers overflowing their banks.
  • Silt has filled the river beds making them shallow thus spilling their water over banks 
  • The rivers are at their old stage, thus they have wide flood plains which allows water to spread over large areas.
  • The area has black cotton soil which is non- porous and when soaks up allow water to flow and spread on the surface.
  • The heavy rainfall received in the area id discharged into lake Victoria making its level to rise thus flooding the adjacent lowlands.
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