A 2000-year palaeoflood record from Sakarghat on Narmada, central India

V. S. Kale, S. Mishra, V. R. Baker

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Abstract

A continuous record of the largest Narmada floods over the last 2000 years was obtained from Sakarghat, on the Narmada River, from a study of slackwater flood deposits. Two sequences of extreme floods date between ca. 400 and 1000 AD and post-1900 AD. The period 400-1000 AD, representing a period of less frequent but more extreme floods, has been documented in the archaeological record as one of decline of human settlements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalJournal - Geological Society of India
Volume50
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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