Soil Erosion Prioritization Using RUSLE Equation with GIS-based Approach In Ghataprabha Watershed

Soil Erosion Prioritization Using RUSLE Equation with GISbased Approach In Ghataprabha Watershed

© 2021 by IJETT Journal
Volume-69 Issue-11
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Pravin V. Desai, Suresh K. Ukarande
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I11P205

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Pravin V. Desai, Suresh K. Ukarande, "Soil Erosion Prioritization Using RUSLE Equation with GISbased Approach In Ghataprabha Watershed," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 11, pp. 30-38, 2021. Crossref,

Soil erosion modeling technique is a key aspect in soil degradation investigation, specifically in an un-gauged watershed. Soil erosion modeling and prioritization of sub-watershed of Ghataprabha basin, India using Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation coupled with GIS and Remote Sensing technique is the prime objective of this research work. Variables of RUSLE equation were derived and displayed through raster layer in ArcGIS Platform through which thematic map displaying soil erosion rate ranging from 0.0 to 805.65 t/ha/yr is generated. The soil erosion is estimated on a 2×2 kilometer grid cell. The catchment was divided into 34 sub-watersheds, categorized from low to very severe soil erosion zone. 60% of the watershed area was observed in low soil erosion class (0-5 t/ha/yr), 7.5% was under moderate erosion class (5-10 t/ha/yr), and 31.9% watershed area was between High to Very Severe erosion class (10->80t/ha/yr). The classification of watershed components, specifically Land Use Land Cover, Elevation, Curvature, and Slope, by compiling with soil erosion map is displayed in this study. Based on this classification and through the basis of stream orders, the conservative soil measures and conservative soil structures are proposed in a Ghataprabha watershed at the end of this study.

Erosion modeling · RUSLE · GIS · Basin prioritization · Soil conservation

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