Inventory Of Some Gully Erosion Sites In Central Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria
Keywords: erosion, uncontrolled run off, rain forest zone, land use, overland flow
AbstractThe research on inventory of some gully erosion sites in central Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria was carried out in 2002. The objectives of the research were to identify spectacular gullies in the area (Yakkur, Obubra and Ikom Local Government Areas); determine the dimensions, causes and the land use affected.
Gullies identified in Yakurr were located at Njelekoko, Ugbekuma, Ajere and Lekpankom. In Obubra area they were at Ofukpa and Etapeh, while in Ikom they were located at Water Board road, Cameroon street and Abakpa. The gullies identified were caused by run off, uncontrolled overland flow, steep slope and faulty construction. Main land use affected were settlement/residential buildings.
KEY WORDS: Gully erosion, uncontrolled run off, rain forest zone, land use, overland flow.
Global Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol.4(1) 2005: 93-95
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