During monsoon season excess sediment is deposited in Chilika Lake, mostly from Mahanadi River tributaries, nearby settlements, and agricultural lands. As the Lake becomes more shallow and its sea outlets fill in with sediment, increased flooding occurs.

Chilika Lake Sedimentation

During monsoon season excess sediment is deposited in Chilika Lake, mostly from Mahanadi River tributaries, nearby settlements, and agricultural lands. As the Lake becomes more shallow and its sea outlets fill in with sediment, increased flooding occurs.

diagram sediment flooding excess monsoon chilika lake sedimentation shallow

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-04
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
Project(s)EcoCheck
Dimensions1000 x 1939
Filesize303 kB
Number of Downloads71
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)