African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 894

Full Length Research Paper

Increased streamflow dynamics and implications for flooding in the Lower River Benue Basin

Roland Clement Abah
  • Roland Clement Abah
  • National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Brilliant Mareme Petja
  • Brilliant Mareme Petja
  • Water Research Commission (WRC), Rietfontein Pretoria, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 31 December 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 March 2016
  •  Published: 31 October 2017


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