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Title: Damming rivers in the tectonically resurgent Uttarakhand Himalaya
Authors: Valdiya, K. S.
Keywords: Hydroelectric Projects
Dams
Landslides
Seismicity
Central Sector
Neotectonic Movements
Kumaun
Fault
Reactivation
Deformation
Seismicity
Region
India
Nepal
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Valdiya, KS, Damming rivers in the tectonically resurgent Uttarakhand Himalaya. Current Science 2014, 106 (12) 1658-1668, http://dx.doi.org/
Current Science
106
12
Abstract: In the fault-ridden, seismically and tectonically active belts recurrently ravaged by excessive rains and. resultant landslides in Uttarakhand a very large number of big and small dams are being constructed and planned. Quite many of these projects suffered crippling damages during the 2013 disaster as mountain slopes slid down and floodwater severely eroded stream banks and dumped huge volumes of sediments on critical facilities. If the idea is to have environment-friendly power projects, then the planners and dam builders must not ignore the geological reality of the geodynamically sensitive region. Better sites for dams can be explored far upstream of the Main Central Thrust Zone.
Description: Open Access
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10572/2595
ISSN: 0011-3891
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