Environmental impact assessment of shift in river with the help of geographic information system

Author: 
Himani Maheshwari and Umesh Chandra

The purpose of the study is to estimate the impact of the migration behaviour of the rivers Solani and Ratmau on flooding, rural and urban land use. The Migrational behaviour of rivers is studied in the region between 29° 48' N to 29° 52' N latitude and 77° 53' E to 77° 58' E longitude based on data from topographic sheet, aerial photographs and satellite images from google earth in the region under study. Net shift is detected and measured with the help of a reference line in the direction of shift with a chainage gap of 500 m. It is clear from the analysis that the shift in Confluence Point of rivers is posing a serious threat not only in terms of reducing the cultivable area but also threatening to flood.

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Computer Science and Engineeering
Volume: 
Volume5
Issue: 
2
Year of Publication: 
2017
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Himani Maheshwari and Umesh Chandra, 2017.Environmental impact assessment of shift in river with the help of geographic information system, International Journal of Current Science and Technology,Vol.5, Issue, 2, pp.331-333