Last Updated: Monday 17 August 2015 | 08:19:50 AM
While cloudbursts bring flash floods, they also erode slopes, damage the catchment area and reduce the carrying capacity of a river, says Watershed Geographer from Kumaon University, P.C. Tiwari. An interview with him based on his work in Kumaon and Garhwal on shrinking of the Gangetic catchment in Uttarakhand. The story will also have an infographic showing changes in the land use, reduction of forest cover (crucial for the catchment)
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