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Effectiveness of Gully Erosion Control Measures in Edo State, Nigeria

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105018, PP. 1-9

Subject Areas: Edaphology

Keywords: Edo, Magnitude, Gully, Volume, Soil, Loss, Remedies

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The study examined the effectiveness of Gully Erosion Control Measures in Edo State, Nigeria. The objectives are to investigate erosion prone areas in Edo State; the measure(s) were adopted to control gully erosion in the area and the effectiveness of the adopted measures across the study area. The research adopted questionnaire administration and direct field observation as methodo-logical approach. It was observed that control measures put in place in the study area include mechanical methods of back filling, sand bagging, construc-tion of channels and construction of speed breakers. The biological control methods in use are trees and crop planting. These control measures as observed during the fieldwork are partly successful as pointed out by respondents in their respective zones. Therefore, there is an urgent need to address this emerging looming disaster in the State.

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Osayande, A. , Edobor, W. W. and Kato, S. (2019). Effectiveness of Gully Erosion Control Measures in Edo State, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105018.

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