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Floods and Underground Reservoirs

Jakarta is built in a lowland area that was once a sea and was formed by the sedimentation of soil collected from the mountains around the Bandung Basin up to Bogor during the Holocene and Pliocene ages.

Oleh JOSAPHAT TETUKO SRI SUMANTYO
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Until now, sedimentation in the western and eastern parts of Jakarta Bay continues to occur. The distance the coastline protrudes into the sea will increase, and someday Jakarta Bay will become land. The main deposits that have formed this land, according to a Geological Research Center map, are [...]