Impact of iron ore mining in Kudremukh on Bhadra river ecosystem

Secondary data as well as the monsoon study presented in this report confirm that not only has the sediment load in the Bhadra River dramatically increased as a result of the mining, but also that a very small fraction of the watershed area, comprising the KIOCL mining site, is by far the major contributor to sediment loads in the Bhadra River. Sediment loading since the beginning of mining in the early 80