The project therefore seeks to rehabilitate the reservoirs of the six communities by desilting the materials deposited, re-enforce and extend the embankments and the throwback length so as to increase the depth and storage capacity of the reservoirs; construct stone bunds, vetiver grassing and establish tree plantation across the route of runoff and flood flows into the reservoirs to trap silt materials and to protect the reservoirs upper catchment areas.
There are 5 dugouts situated in 5 communities namely Duunyin, Libga, Manguli, Wovogu and Datoyili, but unfortunately since these dugouts were constructed for irrigation purposes they have never been repair to ensure effective storage of water for vegetable cultivation. Because of this unfortunate development these dugouts dries up in March each year living over 8,954 persons not having water to either cook, drink and cultivate vegetables. This further leads to loose of livelihood this season.
This challenge can be resolve by preparing the vegetable farmers' to do the following, 1. Holding meeting with them plan getting the broken parts of the dugouts covered. 2. Train vegetable farmers in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). 3. Assist vegetable farmers' institute community bye laws to check and ensure these dugouts are protected. 4. Assist vegetable farmers' establish vigilant groups to enforce community bye laws protecting the dugouts from being destroy.
Potentially the imparts expected from this project maintaining/repairing these dugouts include the following, 1. Vegetable farmers' are able to cultivate vegetables all year round. 2. Vegetable farmers' make incomes varying from 5 - 10 dollars daily form sales of vegetables. 3. Vegetable farmers' equally have access to water to produce livestock. 4. There would be access to water for both domestic and commercial activities across these 7 communities targeting 8,954 persons'