Developing Appropriate Techniques to Alleviate the Ogun River Network Annual Flooding Problems

Oyegoke, S. O. and Sojobi, A. O. (2012) Developing Appropriate Techniques to Alleviate the Ogun River Network Annual Flooding Problems. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 3 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2229-5518


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The perennial annual flooding problems occurring in Lagos and Ogun States during the rainy season due largely to release of excess water from the multi-purpose Oyan Dam reservoir built across Oyan River, a tributary of Ogun River, located in Abeokuta North Local Government of Ogun State, has reached unacceptable level. Annually, the flooding hazard causes severe economic, social, ecological and environmental impacts such as displacement of no less than 1,280 residents, interruption of major roads which inevitably leads to loss of valuable man-hours, infection of surface and ground water leading to increased incidences of water-borne diseases, disruption of commercial and educational activities and recession of shoreline. This paper reviews the genesis and root causes of the flooding problems with a view to proffer the best approach to alleviate and solve this problem on a permanent basis combining hydraulic and hydrological best practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abeokuta North Local Government; dam management; dam operation; environmental impacts; flood; flooding hazard; flooding in Lagos; flooding in Ogun State; hydraulic best practices; hydrological best practices; Lagos State; multi-purpose dam; Ogun River; Oyan dam; Oyan River; perennial flooding; release of excess water; reservoir;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Engr Adebayo O. Sojobi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 14:13
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 14:13

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