Categories of FBLS

FBLS can be divided into different categories:

  • Spate Irrigation: diversion, distribution and management of short duration flood flows from seasonal or ephemeral rivers
  • Floodplain Irrigation: cultivation of flood plains, using either receding or rising flood water or both
  • Inundation canal systems: as above with high water canals guiding the flood water
  • Flood-spreading weirs: using a series of weirs to manage and spread floods for rehabilitating degraded land, enhancing ground water recharge
  • Roads for water: Water harvesting from roads for multiple use