harmful effects of flood
October 9, 2006 12:43am CST
1. DAMAGE TO LIVES AND PROPERTY 2. ENDANGER THE LIVES AND SPECIES OF VARIOUS FLORA AND FAUNA 3. RAPID RUN-OFF CAUSE OF SOIL EROSION 4. SEDIMENT DEPOSITION DOWNSTREAM OF RIVERS 5. SPAWNING GROUNDS FOR FISH AND OTHER WILDLIFE HABITAT 6. HIGH VELOCITY WATER CURRENT INCREASE FLOOD DAMAGE 7. CAUSES TRAFFIC AND INTERFERE WITH DRAINAGE PROBLEM 8. BRIDGE ABUTMENTS, SEWER OUTFALL AND OTHER STRUCTURES WITHIN FLOODWAYS ARE DAMAGED 9. NAVIGATION AND HYDROELECTRIC POWER ARE OFTEN IMPAIRED 10. FINANCIAL lossES DUE TO FLOODS AMOUNT TO BILLIONS OF LIVES, THREE TIMES TO TWO TIMES A YEAR
9 Oct 06
The local authorities and the government should strive hard to identify the places (areas) where the floods use to play havoc and they have to make necessary arrangements like in cities proper drainage system and in highways and villages, the water shedding works, creation of water tanks, rerouting the flow of water, building of small and medium size dams to hold the water etc. should be done.