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Dry point

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In geography, a dry point is an area of firm or flood-free ground in an area of wetland, marsh or flood plains. [1]

11 relations: Dorset, Flood, Floodplain, Geography, Glastonbury, Marsh, Poole Harbour, Somerset Levels, United Kingdom, Wareham, Dorset, Wetland.

Dorset

Dorset (archaically: Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast.

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Flood

A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry.

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Floodplain

A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.

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Geography

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.

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Glastonbury

Glastonbury is a town and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low-lying Somerset Levels, south of Bristol.

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Marsh

A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour is a large natural harbour in Dorset, southern England, with the town of Poole on its shores.

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Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are a coastal plain and wetland area of Somerset, South West England, running south from the Mendips to the Blackdown Hills.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Wareham, Dorset

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset.

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Wetland

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_point

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