Thursday, September 15, 2005

Can this erosion control method work?

The Telegraph - Calcutta : Northeast: "Borthakur's technique involves building ridges at 30 degree angles on the riverbed, using sandbags and bamboo, in erosion-prone areas. The dyke thus created regulates the flow of the underwater current and checks erosion. It also helps the river erode its bed rather than the banks and thus makes the river deeper."