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Evaluating the flood hazard in District Mandi Bahauddin: a comparative study between 2010 and 2014

By: Maria Mumtaz Ranjha, Nausheen Mazhar, Kanwal javid, Raja Haris Zafar

Key Words: Floodpeak, socio-economic impacts, spatial extent, mitigation measures.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(4), 147-160, October 2018.

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Abstract

Fluctuations in climatic conditions enhances flood vulnerability, especially in the agricultural lands that lie alongside the river. This paper evaluates the causes of flood, variations in the spatial extent of flood peak dates and investigates the socio-economic impacts of flood, in district Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan for year 2010 and 2014. Primary data was collected through questionnaires from the farmers owning agricultural lands in the study area. Secondary data was obtained from various government organizations. Results prove that the effects of 2014 flood were more severe than 2010. Tehsil Phalia was badly destroyed in 2014 flood because it is located along side River Chenab. Flood left great effects on socio-economic life of people living in study area. For the prevention from the future floods, it is necessary to take mitigation measures and the policy of the government must be changed from disaster response to disaster mitigation. According to flood victims, structural and non-structural measures both are very important for the flood prevention.

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Evaluating the flood hazard in District Mandi Bahauddin: a comparative study between 2010 and 2014

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Maria Mumtaz Ranjha, Nausheen Mazhar, Kanwal javid, Raja Haris Zafar.
Evaluating the flood hazard in District Mandi Bahauddin: a comparative study between 2010 and 2014.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(4), 147-160, October 2018.
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