STUDY OF MUDBANKS ALONG THE SOUTHSEST COAST OP INDIA

N.S. Moni

Abstract


The formation and behaviour of 'Hud Banks' is a phenomenon peculiar to the Southwest Coast of India. They are unique in their formation as veil as functions. The paper deals with the history of mudbanks, their locations, causes of their formation, the nature of material and their sources. The behaviour of the mudbaaks and their influence on the stability of the coast is also reported. The mudbanks act as storehouses of littoral material. Itis also the initiator of erosion on its downdrift areas. Itis noted that the material stored in the mudbanks must be advantageously utilised in stabilising the shores adjacent to it and for reclamation. Of extreme importance is the recognition that mudbanks are closely associated with the stability of the Southwest Coast of India and is a factor to be reckoned in any programme of coastal development or protection uthis area.

Keywords


mudbanks; India coast

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