Geospatial Application in Mapping Gully Development for Effective Remediation and Control

  •  Charles Udosen    
  •  Roberto Olabanjo    
  •  Abasi-Ifreke S. Etok    


In south-eastern Nigeria, gully erosion has assumed an alarming proportion and this prompted the use of geospatial information technology to map a gully erosion site in Oron, Akwa Ibom State for effective remediation and control.,. Ground controls were provided in the vicinity of the gully head through the use of dual frequency Leica GPS 1200. The obtained data were downloaded and processed using Leica Geo Office 8.3 and the processed data exported to Arc GIS 10.1 and Auto CAD Civil 3D 2013 for terrain analysis-DEM , Also, the Leica Total Station TS 06 was employed to carry out topographic mapping. The delineated runoff contributing area aided in the computation of maximum discharge (using the Rational method). The computed runoff of 33.919m3/s accounts for the rapid rate gully headscarp retreat at the rate of 1.2m/day during the month of July, prior to intervention by the state government. The results obtained were employed in designing gully control structures.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9779
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9787
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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