oa East African Geographical Review - Dambo drainage and its effects on land use in Malawi



The Mkwinda dambo1 15kms long, near Bunda College of Agriculture in the Central Region of Malawi, is an independent, minor tributary of the Lilongwe River. Heavy overgrazing let to an axial erosion gulley which threatened the destruction of the grassland floor. A dam was constructed to stop the headward recession of erosion and the dam has further affected the hydrological regime of the dambe.


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