International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Flood Management in Assam, INDIA: A review of Brahmaputra Floods, 2012
      Dr. Indrajit Pal (Ph. D), Dr. Siddharth Singh, IAS, Mr. Abhinav Walia
Abstract: Brahmaputra is an important river for irrigation and transportation in the state of Assam, India. About 2,900 km long and with an average depth of 38 m mighty river is prone to catastrophic flooding in spring when the Himalayan snows melt. The average discharge of the river is about 19,300 cubic metres per second and floods can reach over 100,000 cubic metres per second. It is a classic example of a braided river and is highly susceptible to channel migration and avulsion. It is also one of the few rivers in the world that exhibit a tidal bore. The river drains the Himalaya east of the Indo-Nepal border, southern-central portion of the Tibetan plateau above the Ganges basin, south-eastern portion of Tibet, the Patkai-Bum hills, the northern slopes of the Meghalaya hills, the Assam plains and the northern portion of Bangladesh. The basin, especially south of Tibet is characterized by high level of rainfall.

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Dr. Indrajit Pal (Ph. D), Dr. Siddharth Singh, IAS, Mr. Abhinav Walia (2018); Flood Management in Assam, INDIA: A review of Brahmaputra Floods, 2012; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(10) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1013.php?rp=P221831
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