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Drainage not only cause of flooding: Dr. Reddy

16:30 Tue Apr 17, 2018


Drainage not only cause of flooding: Dr. Reddy

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Report by: Ritika Pratap

Minister for Waterways, Dr Mahendra Reddy, says a lot has been said about the causes of recent flooding that affected many parts of the Western and Northern Divisions.

Dr Reddy says some stand out causes suggested by people are silted river beds and improper drainage systems.

“It is important to understand, no, the rivers and drainage are mere part of the hydrological system as there is more to floods than rivers and drains Madam Speaker.”

The Minister says there was massive rainfall during the Easter long weekend which compromised the entire conveying system.

He says due to climate change the rainfall variability has increased and not much has been done to match this up.

Dr Reddy says accurate and reliable hydrological data cannot necessarily stop floods, however it can provide timely early warnings that can be used to reduce the impact of floods.



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