Mekong Delta

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Mekong Delta by Mind Map: Mekong Delta

1. Geology

1.1. limestone

1.2. formed through erosion and volcanic activity

1.2.1. igneous rock

1.2.2. sedimentary rock

1.3. along equator

2. Hydrology

2.1. flooding

2.1.1. during rainy season streets flooding is very common

2.1.2. can slow urbanization

2.1.2.1. Vietnam metro

2.1.3. causes erosion

2.1.4. saltwater intrusion

2.1.5. getting worse with climate change

2.1.5.1. Vietnam could be underwater in 40 years

2.2. lots of rain

2.3. fishing

2.3.1. weakens fish population

2.4. mekong

2.4.1. the river could be fished from or used to transport goods

3. soil type

3.1. muddy

3.2. clay base

3.3. rich minerals

3.4. soft not solid susceptible to erosion

3.4.1. rural homes collapsing

4. vegitation

4.1. bananas

4.1.1. tropical crops

4.2. coconuts

4.2.1. cheap in Vietnam and expensive in western countries

4.3. rice

4.3.1. saline resistant rice

4.4. mangroves

4.4.1. provides habitats and good conditions for animals and biodiversity

4.5. tropical climate good for certain crops

5. climate

5.1. good for agriculture

5.2. tropical climate

5.2.1. humid

5.2.2. hot(25-40 degrees year round)

6. human activity

6.1. fishing

6.1.1. pollution shrinking fish population

6.2. agriculture

6.2.1. prevents soil erosion

6.2.2. feeds growing population

6.2.3. flood control

6.3. urbanization

6.3.1. unsustainable on an industrial level

6.3.2. Vietnam population is rapidly growing and more space is needed to hold the massive population

6.3.3. cutting down mangrove forest to create more space for urbanization

6.4. pottery

6.4.1. clay

6.5. forestry/woodworks

6.5.1. destroying important carbon sinks

6.6. tourism

6.6.1. boost economy

6.6.2. encourages urbanization

6.7. tap water is not drinkable

6.7.1. private water companies

6.7.1.1. paid water

6.7.1.1.1. plastic bottles

6.8. refineries

6.8.1. steel

6.8.2. lead,copper & other minerals

6.8.3. factories cause polution

6.9. pollution

6.9.1. garbage being burnt away instead of proper disposal

6.9.1.1. causing carbon emissions

6.9.2. thousands of motorbikes on the roads burning fossil fuels(increasing with population growth

6.10. aquaculture

6.10.1. crab farming

6.10.2. fish farming

6.10.3. oyster farming