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Are Embankments a Good Flood-­-Control Strategy? A Case Study of the Kosi River

E. Somanathan

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Abstract: This paper makes a first pass at evaluating embankments. Using two years or more of data from 504 households in 28 villages in the floodplain of the Kosi river in north Bihar, a comparison of the agricultural output, wage incomes, unemployment, and other indicators of well-being between villages subject to flooding from rivers and villages not subject to such flooding are made. [BREAD Working Paper No. 352]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/352(0).pdf].

Keywords: Embankments; flood protection; additional crop; Kosi; Himalayan rivers; floods; flood-­-control strategy; Nepal; Bihar; river beds; floods; hamlet; Gangetic plain; Brahmaputra river (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-07
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