GIS-based soil erosion modeling and sediment yield of the N’djili River basin, Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the N’djili River and its tributaries are the most important potable source of water to the capital, Kinshasa, satisfying almost 70% of its demand. Due to increasing watershed degradation from agricultural practices, informal settlements and vegetation clearance, the suspended sediment load in the N’djili River has largely increased in the last three decades. With an area of 2,097 km², the N’djili River basin delivers high suspended sediment concentration, and turbidity levels that cause considerable economic losses, particularly by disrupting the operation ...
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