• METHODS AND IMPORTANCE OF LAND RECLAMATION
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    METHODS AND IMPORTANCE OF LAND RECLAMATION

    METHODS OF LAND RECLAMATION There are various methods of land reclamation. These include the following: Afforestation: Afforestation is the process of establishing forest plantations in an area. In Nigeria, it is popularly referred to as tree planting campaign in which seedlings of trees are planted to make the environment suitable for human habitation as well as for farming. Construction of barriers: Barriers are constructed along certain area in order to prevent water from entry that land. This is done to protect that land from water logging. Sand filling: This involves the dumping of enough soil, rocks etc to raise the surface of the land above the water level, sea level…

  • REASONS FOR LAND RECLAMATION
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    REASONS FOR LAND RECLAMATION

    There are many reasons why people embark on land reclamation. Some of the reasons are: Insufficient land: People embark on Land reclamation because of small size of their land. In order to expand the existing land, they therefore embark on land reclamation. Population pressure: As the population increases, the need arises to reclaim existing land that have been occupied by water. For pleasure purposes: People reclaim land to enjoy the cool breeze from the sea. For residential purposes: Due to scarcity of land to build coupled with high cost of accommodation, people embark on land reclamation in order to build houses for residential purposes. For commercial purposes: Trade and other…

  • MEANING OF LAND RECLAMATION
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    MEANING OF LAND RECLAMATION

    Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a landfill), is the process of creating new land from ocean, riverbeds, or lake beds. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or land fill. Land reclamation refers to the process of repairing or restoring disturbed land to a useful state. Land reclamation is an important part of the construction, mining, forestry, and agricultural industries. When land is disturbed, it is sometimes necessary for it to undergo reclamation, not only to help the environment flourish, but so it can be of use once again to these industries.   History of Land Reclamation…

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