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Managing the Himalayan Watershed-A Flood of Questions

A Flood of Questions Kunda Dixit Inam Ahmed Complete flood control in the Himalayan watersheds, in a region of the highest rainfall, the youngest and most unstable mountain chain, the greatest population density and extreme poverty, is impossible. Even partial flood control is an exercise that may be geopolitically, financially and technically problematic at present. Is it better than to minimise their potential for damage while maximising the advantages that annual floods bring to farmers?

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