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Application of GIS and RS for Flood Evacuation Planning: A Lonavala Case Study

Pawar Amol D, Jyoti Sarup, Sushil Kumar Mittal


India is one of the world's most flood affected country, being second in the world after Bangladesh and accounts for the one fifth of death count due to floods. About 40 Million hectares or nearly 1/8th of India's geographical area is flood prone. This paper highlights the use of Quantum GIS (QGIS) software for flood risk management. The study area selected is Lonavla, a famous tourist destination, located between Pune and Mumbai in Maharashtra India. A residential colony situated on the banks of river Indrayani, which originates from village Kurwande, near Lonavala. The colony lies on the downstream of Lonavala Lake, a reservoir constructed by Tata Power Company. A Google image of the study area was taken, using QGIS software, area were identified for the different buffer zones In this paper, Google image was used and QGIS platform was used to create a buffer analysis for different submergence levels.

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