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Why are floods in Kathmandu getting severe each year?

Urban planners say a combination of reckless land use and haphazard urbanization is making Kathmandu prone to more deadly floods. Why are floods in Kathmandu getting severe each year?
A combo picture shows people watching the rising water level in a stream at Kalanki in Kathmandu on Friday and (right) after the flood waters receded on Saturday. Post Photo: Sanjog Manandhar
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Bhrikuti Rai
Published at : July 14, 2019
Updated at : July 16, 2019 22:32
Kathmandu

Bhrikuti Rai

Bhrikuti Rai is an investigative reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering technology, environment and human rights. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2019, she was a reporter at Nepali Times and South Asia Check. She loves all things audio, and is co-creator of the Boju Bajai podcast.


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