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Image number: 2224
Feature : inundation
Grouping : pluvial erosion
Discipline : geomorphology
Year : 2007
Locality : Bigogwe
Country : Rwanda
Region - tribe : Virunga
Physiographic region : rift Virunga
Notice : Abundant rains have provoked pluvial erosion on the hillsides. The eroded materials have been deposited in the depressions to form an alluvial fan in the embayment of the Muzinga river. The inundation in a closed depression after 3 weeks. 800 houses have been destroyed. Flood. Natural hazard. Natural risk
Reference : Moeyersons, Jan,   2007.    Image 2224.   In : Moeyersons, Jan : "African Geographic Pictures", http://webprod.africamuseum.be/collections/browsecollections/naturalsciences/earth/geopic