ULTS has completed River Bank Mapping and sand auditing in the river basins of following:

  • Mahe River
  • Anjarakandy River
  • Bharathapuzha River

The aim of the project was to map the river bank and audit the critical natural resource of the sand in the river. The riparaian vegetation was studied along with the natural factors which could affect the soil errosion and the health of the river which is the precious to maintain the natural ecosystem.

This project employs a GIS approach by incorporating the influence of geomorphic variables, such as river bank morphology, sediment type and floodplain vegetation, on bank erosion rates.The results of the study indicate the usefulness and validity of the approach, particularly with regard to floodplain erosion hazard mapping and the assessment of the effects of altered flood regimes and land use.