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Assessment of River Bank Erosion in Morigaon District part of Brahmaputra River, Assam (India) using Geospatial tools

Author Affiliations

  • 1Geography Department, Cotton University, Guwahati, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 7, Issue (6), Pages 7-11, June,2 (2018)

Abstract

River bank erosion in the Brahmaputra river of Assam is a serious problem. The bank line of Brahmaputra in Morigaon district is migrated southward through bank erosion. Therefore, a river bank erosion study in Morigaon district part of Brahmaputra River is carried out from 1970 to 2006 at 1:50,000 scale using satellite data. Land loss map of river bank is prepared using Geospatial tools. Land loss map is carried out using available data from government agencies and maximum risk zones of the district are mapped accordingly. It can recognize high risk location and routing development activities away from the area vulnerable to river bank erosion and support planning and development.

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