The Environmental Effects of the Drainage System and Flood Control in Awka Urban City

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Author(s) Otti V. I. | Ejikeme, I. R. | Nwafor, A.U.
Pages 28-33
Volume 3
Issue 1
Date January, 2013
Keywords Drainage System, Storm Water, Ecology, Meteorology, Offshoot, Hydrology.

Abstract

This paper takes a look at the environmental effects of the drainage system and flood control in Awka, the capital city of Anambra State. Usually rainwater falls in Awka urban city and the nearby towns, generally directed by cross slopes in the over stressed existing drains without, offshoots, and turn-outs. The provision of adequate surface water drainage facilities is an essential feature of the road network and erosion control in Awka urban and her environs. More so the environmental measures in dealing with the surface water run-off from the carriage ways, shoulders and verges. The drainage system must consider runoff adjacent catchment areas affected in the new on-going construction work by providing offshoots, turn-outs, sizeable culverts and detention basins. The voted ecological fund has not been effectively utilized by the three tiers of the government as to embark on the mitigation process of flood damage in Nigeria. Even the private sectors interest, and firms should undertake their protection work in combating environmental disaster.

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