Brahmaputra floods to worsen due to climate change

The mighty Brahmaputra river begins in a Tibetan glacier and flows through the eastern Himalayas in India’s north-east and later Bangladesh before pouring out into the Bay of Bengal.  The trans-boundary river has the world’s highest specific discharge. Devastating floods are an annual feature, bringing in their wake, death and destruction. Worse is to come, report scientists who modeled how the river will flood in the coming decade. The flood volume will increase, and so will the flood ‘peak’ or the maximum height to which a flood wave will rise. This means more areas will be inundated, spelling disaster for poor farmers in low-lying areas. Read my full report ‘Beware Assam’ in Telegraph KnowHow http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150727/jsp/knowhow/story_33765.jsp

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