Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
Open Access

ISSN: 2381-8719

Sajwan KS

Sajwan KS

Government of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Secretariat, Rajpur Road, Dehradun 248 001, Uttarakhand

  • Research Article
    A Geological Appraisal of Slope Instability in Upper Alaknanda Valley, Uttarakhand Himalaya, India
    Author(s): Sajwan KS and Sushil KSajwan KS and Sushil K

    Landslide is frequently occurring natural phenomenon causing land degradation in mountainous region of the world. The fragile Himalayan terrain of Uttarakhand often faces challenging and tough situation due to landslides, particularly in monsoon season. Change in rainfall pattern, anthropogenic activity, deforestation, construction on old landslide debris and Quaternary deposits and displacement of habitation from hill side to valley side are some significant increasing factors for the landslide susceptibility. Anthropogenic activities include very fast, unscientific and uncontrolled urbanization and these are considerably responsible to carved out the disaster viz., landslide, cloudburst and flash flood. Habitation and infrastructure development initiatives in close proximity of streams and rivers as also over Quaternary deposits and unplanned disposal of excavated rock and debris ar.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000258

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