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Flood-resilient streams protect mountain farms, villagers in north Pakistan

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:45 AM
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HUNZA-NAGAR VALLEY, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flood-prone streams that until recently threatened the lives, incomes and properties of mountain communities in Pakistan’s Hunza-Nagar valley are now much less dangerous, and are even helping boost harvests, after work enabling them to better withstand weather extremes.

The natural water channels have been reinforced and widened to allow more...

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