Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Evaluation of Morna river catchment with RS and GIS techniques
Author(s): Dr. RD Bansod and UM Dandekar
Abstract: Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool in evaluation of watershed in terms of comparison of land use, water bodies, settlements, etc., over time periods. Morna catchment was selected for the study of Land use and land cover and to simulate the changes over the period of sixteen years. The study was conducted through remote sensing approach using SOI toposheets and Landsat imageries of different years from 2000 to 2016. Idrisi Selva and GIS software was used to prepare the thematic maps. During the last 15 years the change in other land use categories is negligible. The percentage of open forest is decreased because of human population growth and conversion of forest into agricultural land. Water bodies cover only 0.77% of the total area in the year 2000 which increased to 1.61 in 2016 due to construction of reservoir. Settlement is also increased by the rate (0.11), which is very obvious due to human population growth.
How to cite this article:
Dr. RD Bansod and UM Dandekar. Evaluation of Morna river catchment with RS and GIS techniques. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1945-1948.