Landuse map of Kaligad catchment

Application of remote sensing and GIS in micro-watershed management -Part 1

Continue reading Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Study site- Sahstradhara Introduction: This small spot of tourist as well as scientific attraction is situated at a distance of 14 kms from Dehradun, Sahastra Dhara, literally means the ‘thousand fold spring’. The main attraction of this place for tourists is a sulphur spring which is said to possess medicinal properties and cure skin infections. Visitors often take a dip in the spring.  However for scientific studies this place is also a40

Base Map of Kaligad Catchment

Application of remote sensing and GIS in micro-watershed management -Part 2

Return to Part 1, Continue reading Part 3, Part 4 Here we even saw the spot where the people of Soil and Conservation Research Training Institute, Dehradun had constructed “The Mined Area Rehabiltation Research Project, Sahastradhara” Here even we were able to see engineering restoration structures like gabions, check dams etc. One more remarkable feature we saw at this place was that a small patch of land which was tilted downwards. It was markedly visible due to the slant nature40

Aspect map of Kaligad catchment

Application of remote sensing and GIS in micro-watershed management -Part 3

Return to Part 1,  Part 2, Continue reading Part 4 Table-1 Area distribution on the basis of Altitude classes Sl No. Altitude (m) Area in hectares 1 900-1200 204.40 2 1201-1500 345.19 3 1501-1800 675.64 4 1801-2100 370.13 5 2101-2600 249.01 TOTAL 1844.37 Table-2 Area distribution on the basis of Aspect classes Sl No. Aspect Area in hectares 1 NNE 119.88 2 EEN 130.41 3 EES 259.2 4 SSE 251.1 5 SSW 370.17 6 WWS 396.09 7 WWN 341.01 840

Landuse map of Kaligad catchment

Application of remote sensing and GIS in micro-watershed management -Part 4

Return to Part 1,  Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Table -4 Area distribution on the basis of landuse classes Sl No. Landuse Area in hectares 1 Agriculture land 478.659 2 Dense Forest 548.937 3 Medium Forest 380.061 4 Open Forest 281.40 5 Scrub 134.021 6 River 21.606 TOTAL 1844.37 Table no.-5 Area distribution on the basis of Erosion classes Sl No. Erosion Class Area in hectares 1 Slight 1062.07 2 Moderate 259.433 3 High 141.981 4 Very High 389.06840

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