International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 6 Issue 1 2015- July 2015  Pages: 169- 178 <<Previous    Next>>

Flood hazard zonation of  Bhima river basin (Haveli,Shirur,Khed and Daund taluka),Pune, India using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques

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Ashwajit A. B1, Sivakumar V2, Chincholkar S1 Thakare A1, Ingole A1

  1. Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune-411 005, India.
    2- Spatial Sciences and Disaster Management Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune- 411007.


Flood is an inevitable natural phenomenon occurring from time to time in all rivers and natural drainage systems, which not only damages the lives, natural resources and environment, but also causes the loss of economy and health.  An attempt has been made in the project to prepare Flood Hazard Risk Zone maps of Bhima river basin (Part of Haveli,Shirur,Khed and Daund taluka) based on multi criteria assessment using remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. Parameter considered for the flood are rainfall distribution, drainage density, land use/land cover, soil type, size of micro watershed, slope, and roads per micro watershed to prepare Flood hazard risk zone map. A final Flood Hazard Risk Zone map has been prepared showing three categories High, Moderate and Low Risk Zone. This identifies flood prone areas and will help in proper river management and appropriate planning of development works.

Keywords: Hazard risk zone map, multi criteria assessment, GIS, remote sensing, Bhima river basin.


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