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The rivers carrying huge sediment load can be corrected with the help of sal-balli spurs.

(a) True

(b) False

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My question is based upon Navigable Waterways Requirements topic in chapter River Navigation & Tank Irrigation of Irrigation Engineering

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The correct option is (a) True

The explanation: The rivers carrying little sediment load can be corrected by properly placed impermeable spears or jetties. When the rivers carry heavy sediment load, it can be corrected by permeable spurs called sal-Balli spurs driven at some suitable distance center to center in rows across the river currents. This slows down the current and promotes silting in the dyked area.

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