Geomorphological features of Northwestern Bangladesh and some problems on flood mitigation

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    The northwest region of Bangladesh is divided into four geomorphological units which show different flood features. The region has suffered severe flood damage both in 1987 and 1988. After these floods Bangladesh Action Plan for Flood Control was established by the World Bank. In the northwest region the plan proposed two major projects, namely, an interceptor drain and a diversion channel. A Polder Project is also going on in this region. However these major projects are mainly on structural methods and require much cost for long embankments. The author suggests smaller but reasonable projects combining structural and non-structural methods in the region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)313-318
    Number of pages6
    JournalGeoJournal
    Volume31
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec

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    In: GeoJournal, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.1993, p. 313-318.

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