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Unregulated urbanisation to blame: CSE experts

Chennai could have fared better, had it protected and preserved its natural water bodies and drainage channels.

  1. It is a reminder of increasing frequency of such freak weather events across the Indian sub-continent.
  2. The lakes of Chennai have a natural flood discharge channel which drains the spillover.
  3. But. the construction over many of these water bodies, have blocked the smooth flow of water.
  4. CSE’s research shows that Chennai had more than 600 waterbodies in the 1980s, but reduced to mere few recently.
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