In a primary, Uttarakhand govt, IIRS to check city flooding in Dehradun – india information

The Uttarakhand State Catastrophe Administration Authority (USDMA) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Distant Sensing (IIRS) is planning to undertake the primary of its sort examine of city flood patterns within the state capital.

Riddhim Aggarwal, further chief govt officer USDMA mentioned that it’s the first time such a examine is being undertaken in any metropolis of Uttarakhand.

“Beneath this examine, maps with high-resolution of round 1 cm, of the flood-prone areas might be developed by utilizing excessive tech drones. Primarily based on these maps which additionally seize land undulations on a really excessive decision, we are going to perceive the drainage and passageways for rainwater and flooding patters round Rispana (a tributary of the Track River that drains central Dehradun) and Bindal (which additionally flows by way of Dehradun and is fed by a lot of springs on the base of Mussoorie ridge) rivers in Dehradun,” she mentioned

Aggarwal mentioned USDMA has been in negotiations with the consultants from IIRS on this regard for fairly someday

“We held a gathering with the consultants from IIRS on Wednesday by which we mentioned numerous technicalities and modalities for this survey,” she mentioned

The USDMA further CEO mentioned quickly they are going to signal a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIRS on this regard.

“The high-resolution maps of town will give us a good concept in regards to the areas the place extreme flooding is feasible attributable to extreme rainfall and blockages (within the type of encroachments and particles) within the drainage and nullahs. The high-resolution maps may even assist us in figuring out these low-lying areas round rivers the place flooding is feasible,” she mentioned

Aggarwal mentioned they’ve loads of knowledge from current snow and rain gauges. “IIRS additionally has good knowledge. However this knowledge has by no means been built-in with regard to understanding the sample of city flooding. Integrating these knowledge and having high-resolution maps will assist us in saving lives and properties attributable to flooding and extreme water-logging within the city panorama. After enterprise this examine in Dehradun, and based mostly on the outcomes, we’ve plans to take up such research in different cities of the state sooner or later,” she mentioned.

Final yr a PIL had been filed in Uttarakhand excessive court docket alleging that a lot of timber had been reduce and encroachments had been made across the nullahs/storm water drains in Dehradun that movement into Rispana and Bindal rivers. The state authorities by way of an affidavit by the district Justice of the Peace Dehradun had knowledgeable the court docket that round 270 acres of land had been encroached on riverbeds, nullahs and seasonal streams throughout Doon Valley.

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