2. Explain how forests prevent floods.

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Forests prevent floods by the following way

1. Forests don't let the rainwater directly reach the ground and much of it remains on the canopy of the forest.

2. The roots of the trees and plants absorb large amounts of groundwater thus maintaining the level of water in the soil.

3. The roots also bind the soil without which rain will cause the soil to erode and wash away.

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