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Which of these measures can be taken in order to reduce the effect of floods?

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Curb afforestation in high mountain areas
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Stopping illegal control on lands in the river basins
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Constructing water reservoirs in the hilly areas
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D
Checking silting and soil erosion
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Solution

The correct option is D Checking silting and soil erosion
Even though the unprotected and unattended rivers cause enormous destruction, by caring for them, we can curb the disastrous problems. Some of the steps that we can take in order to reduce the effect of floods include:
  • Afforestation in high mountain areas
  • Checking silting and soil erosion
  • Constructing water reservoirs in the hilly areas
  • Stopping illegal control on lands in the river basins

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