Sediments entering the sewer in urban areas reduce the conveyance in sewer pipes, which increases inundation risk. To estimate sediment yields, individual landuse areas in each sub-basin should be obtained. However, because of the complex nature of an urban area, this is almost impossible to obtain manually. Thus, a methodology to obtain individual landuse areas for each sub-basin has been suggested for estimating sediment yields. Using GIS, an urban area is divided into sub-basins with respect to the sewer layout, with the area of individual landuse estimated for each sub-basin. The sediment yield per unit area for each sub-basin is then calculated. The suggested method was applied to the GunJa basin in Seoul. For a relation analysis between sediments and inundation risk, sub-basins were ordered by the sediment yields per unit area and compared with historical inundation areas. From this analysis, sub-basins with higher order were found to match the historical inundation areas.
Estimation of sediments in urban drainage areas and relation analysis between sediments and inundation risk using GIS
Park Moojong, Jun Hwandon, Shin Minchul; Estimation of sediments in urban drainage areas and relation analysis between sediments and inundation risk using GIS. Water Sci Technol 1 September 2008; 58 (4): 811–817. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.283
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