Environmental Consequences of Poor Runoff Management in S. E. Nigeria

Chukwunonye O. Owuama



Southeastern Nigeria lies within the humid tropical subregion. the geological, hydrological, and geomorphological conditions encourage gully erosion development when the soil is mismanaged. the growth rate of gully erosion in the subregion as recently observed from representative states is very alarming. Many roads, farmlands, streams/rivers, and utility buildings have been devastated. the main causes of this scale of gully erosion are poor runoff management and poor construction/maintenance culture. the escalative nature of the erosion can be controlled by legislation and effective monitoring of compliance.

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