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Studies on Watershed Management in Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 35-38, July,22 (2013)


Indeed water as a biological need of all living things it is needed to be used wisely due to over exploitation of such valuable natural resource. Hence, watershed management plan has proved to be very beneficial for water conservation. Analysis and assessment tools like GIS along with remote sensing have proved to be very efficient and effective and hence useful for management of such a useful resource. The present study is carried out in Shivaji University, Kolhapur situated at 1640’31.81”N and 740 15’12.10”E, in the outskirts of Kolhapur city and is at altitude of 607 m above mean sea level. The obtained land cover map easily shows that majority of the land is under vegetation. It is due to availability of the water through small tributaries. This work is concerned with various maps of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. These maps are prepared by using toposheets of Kolhapur city and the software’s like Erdas 9.1 and Arc GIS 9.1. The prepared maps include the drainage pattern, contour map, elevation map and land use/ land cover map. Depending upon these maps, three suitable sites for watershed management plan are proposed in Shivaji University, Kolhapur.


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