Flood in Krishna Basin Institutional Responses to Flood Regulation

Killada, Narendra V and Badiger, Shrinivas and Thomas, Bejoy K (2012) Flood in Krishna Basin Institutional Responses to Flood Regulation. In: Agony of Floods: Flood Induced Water Conflicts in India. Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, Pune, pp. 101-112.

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Abstract

The October 2009 flood in Krishna river basin is one of the worst disasters that we have seen in the recent past. Several districts in the States of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were severely affected by this flood, which primarily was a result of heavy, unprecedented rainfall over the entire basin from 29th September to 3rd October 2009. The high intensity of rainfall resulted in flash floods in several smaller catchments and sub-basins of the Krishna river. Fifteen districts in Karnataka and thirteen districts in Andhra Pradesh were severely affected by the flood, which took the toll of 319 lives1, flattened more than a million houses, and destroyed vast areas of standing crops. There was severe damage to public infrastructure including roads, culverts, bridges and embankments leaving several villages stranded and hindering rescue operations.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Copyright of this chapter belongs to Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Book Chapters
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 08:57
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/633

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