Hydrology II

Shivalik Hill Contours composite Shivalik Hill Contours overlaid

The system of the Choes that determine the ┬áthe hydrology of the Chandigarh site, and of the Capitol and its northern periphery in particular. Note in particular that the choe on the right, which was a. dam-ed to make Sukhna Lake, and b. diverted to make into single stream. (The light blue shows the original bed of the stream.) This diversion is key to the future of the area, since the site of the very controversial project – TATA’s Camelot housing project – sits in the middle of the now dry bed of the diverted stream.

The question is: in the long term environmental interest of the area, is it necessary to issue environmental safeguards to protect the original river bed?? We say ‘yes’.


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