ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF INLAND SAND .
However, the process of sand mining has accelerated coastal environmental degradation to an alarming rate in many areas of Ghana. In Nigeria, Lagos is more vulnerable to heavy flooding, erosion, and possible total submergence of a sizeable portion of the city if the un-coordinated rate of dredging and sand mining goes unchecked (Furtune, 2009).In Nigeria, increasing evidence indicates a deteriorating man-land relationship. Negative changes in landscape quality, lowering both the productivity and aesthetic quality of the natural environment, may have serious effects on the nation's economy. In rural areas, declining soil fertility and soil erosion threaten the ability to produce sufficient food. In urban areas, competition for .