Climate change Livestock / Fisheries Sri Lanka

Impact of climate change on culture-based fisheries of seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka and resilience capacities of rural communities

Present study attempts to identify the changes of reservoir filling patterns in the scenario of climate change and to identify the water retention period of seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka. Water availability in selected seasonal reservoirs in five administrative districts was investigated from 1960 to 2010. Daily rain fall data were obtained from closest rain gage station of the Meteorological Department to each reservoir.

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