Flood control measures

Flood control measures

[1] Reservoirs–

By constructing reservoirs in the courses of rivers could stores extra water at the time of flood.

Such measures adopted till now however, have not been successful.

Dams built to control floods of Damodar could not control the flood.

[2] Embankments–

By building flood protection embankments, floods water can be controlled from overflowing the banks and spreading in nearby areas controlling the flood.

[3] Afforestation–

The furry of flood could be minimized by planting trees in catchment areas of rivers.

[4] Restoration of original drainage system–

Drainage system is generally choked by the construction of roads, canals railway tracks etc.

Floods could be checked if the original form of drainage system is restored.