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ISSN:2394-3661 | Crossref DOI | SJIF: 5.138 | PIF: 3.854

International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Online and Print Journal)

Floods in Mahanadi River, Odisha, India: Its Causes and Management

( Volume 2 Issue 2,February 2015 ) OPEN ACCESS

Devananda Beura


All the major rivers of Odisha after attaining their old stage in the coastal plain fall into the Bay of Bengal. Most often the rivers including the biggest river Mahanadi brings flood calamity in the region. The coastal districts of Odisha particularly the Mahanadi Delta region has been victimised in the flood in terms of loss of lives of human being and domestic animals, damage of house properties, roads and bridges, crops etc. The article discusses the causes of the floods and management practices for controlling them.

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