Impact of the 26-12-04 tsunami

Overview by country: Seychelles

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  • Topography: Rocky and flat islands
  • Geology: Granite and coral atols
  • Hydrogeology: shallow groundwater on some islands
  • Vulnerability: Intrusion of saline water during the tsunami flood may have occurred but the volume depends on the duration and the depth of the flooding
  • Water Supply: all islands rely on surface water; groundwater is only used at La Digue Island to augment the supply in the dry season; additional supply from desalinisation plants
  • Damage areas: the tsunami caused damage to water supply main pipes and drainage pipes

Topographical map of the Seychelles
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