Where rivers jump course - reprint

Avulsion is a sudden change in the form of land, for example a flood or the change of the course of a river.

An avulsion in 1855, by the Yellow River in China, caused catastrophic flooding that damaged cities and villages along the river for hundreds of kilometers.

An avulsion in 2008, by the Kosi River in India in 2008, caused flooding that killed more than 400 people and displaced 3 million.


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