Introduction of Check-dams in Wamrong
As a part of land management activity, the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) field office in Wamrong demonstrated the construction of check dams to villagers in three pilot villages under Wamrong Dungkhag. Generally, the check dams can be used to store water during post monsoon season, reduce erosion, modify the velocity of stream flows, trap amounts of channel sediment, and help stabilize channel side-slope.
For theses villages, since there is no requirement to store water, the check-dams built as part of the demonstration can reduce the soil erosion and the velocity of stream flow during monsoon season.
Reported by: Dhendup Wangchuk
Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Program