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Table 2 Erosion and accretion areas along banks of the Padma River during 1973–2011.

From: Exploring impacts and livelihood vulnerability of riverbank erosion hazard among rural household along the river Padma of Bangladesh

Time period Bank Erosion Accretion
Total area (km2) Rate (km2/year) Total area (km2) Rate (km2/year)
1973–1977 RB 44.31 11.08 91.66 22.91
LB 36.82 9.20 25.87 6.47
1977–1980 RB 76.96 25.65 34.73 11.58
LB 15.74 5.25 41.67 13.89
1980–1984 RB 58.25 14.56 19.39 4.85
LB 30.33 7.58 16.21 4.05
1984–1989 RB 50.57 10.11 39.13 7.83
LB 41.92 8.38 6.96 1.39
1989–1995 RB 86.39 14.40 49.99 8.33
LB 50.67 8.45 8.95 1.49
1995–2000 RB 98.00 19.60 45.60 9.12
LB 58.82 11.76 51.78 10.36
2000–2005 RB 74.81 12.47 20.81 3.47
LB 33.48 5.58 41.07 6.84
2005–2011 RB 34.50 5.75 105.71 17.62
LB 56.90 9.48 18.55 3.09
1973–2011 RB 166.53 4.38 134.45 3.54
LB 189.40 4.98 23.66 0.62
  1. LB left bank, RB right bank