Effects of Bank Escapes and Floods in the Kavimvira Riverside Neighborhoods

Authors : Mwenyemali Nanyamuezi Dieudonnée, Muhemura Shema Françoise, Kahindo Djungu, Amisi Manala Christian

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 1 - January

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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The Kavimvira bridge destruction and riverine houses demolition along the two Kavimvira River banks during rain saisons 2015, 2016 and 2017 at Uvira, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were investigated by direct observation and measurements of erosion areas. The study aimed erosion and inundation description, damages evaluation in order to prevent deaf for wildlife and for human beings. We found that river banks erosion and scouring inundations are the major threats of damages. We then suggest respecting ten metres from the river bank free of human activities, to reforest the Kavimvira river banks on both sides, to regularly dredge the river bed and to erect dykes for lasting environmental protection.

Keywords : Erosion, Flooded, Kavimvira River, Riverine Houses, Uvira.


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