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In this check dams literature review you will get a chance to learn more about check dams, their classification, as well as advantages and disadvantages. You will also learn about the basic construction guidelines and design recommendations, but also about practices that should be avoided. Finally, you will be introduced to a case study of the Loess Plateau of China, which is a good example of potential advantages and disadvantages of a consistent number of check-dams in a severely eroded site.
UPDATE: The updated version of this literature review is part of RUVIVAL Publication Series Volume 1.
- A Review of Agroforestry Practices with an Introduction to the Arba Minch Slope Farming Project (pp. 6-13)
- Living Terraces as Practices in Erosion Prevention and Rainwater Harvesting (pp. 14-19)
- A Review of Check Dams as an Erosion Control Practice with a Special Focus on the Loess Plateau, China (pp. 20-27)