Field Notes: The Soil Embankments of Gazipara, Bangladesh

In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma and Shakbaria rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.
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In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma and Shakbaria rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.
In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma (left) and Shakbaria (right) rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.

In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma (left) and Shakbaria (right) rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.

This photograph originally appeared in the December/January 2018 issue of Pacific Standard. Subscribe now and get eight issues/year or purchase a single copy of the magazine. You can find more Field Notes from Pacific Standard here

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