Torrential flood hazards and management, in Wadi Aday Muscat area, Sultanate of Oman, a GIS and Remote Sensing approach

A. S. Saleh, S. M. Al-Hatrushi

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Abstract

Flash flood hazards of Wadi Aday threaten human activities in an important urban area of Muscat city, the capital of Sultanate of Oman. To evaluate and mitigate these floods; Remote Sensing (IKONOS Images), Topographic and Cadastral maps, data of rainfall, floods and other data sources have been used and manipulated under a GIS environment. The study determined the areas under the flood risk, and clarified the risk class and degree for each of human activities object in the lower part of Wadi Ady. In order to mitigate the flood hazards, and to utilize the floods water in like extreme hot desert area; the study suggested: establishing two dams and artificial channel added to some methods that reduce the erosion on canyon reach road.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2008, ACRS 2008
Pages783-788
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2008, ACRS 2008 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: Nov 10 2008Nov 14 2008

Other

Other29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2008, ACRS 2008
CountrySri Lanka
CityColombo
Period11/10/0811/14/08

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Keywords

  • Flood hazards
  • Geomorphology
  • GIS
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Saleh, A. S., & Al-Hatrushi, S. M. (2008). Torrential flood hazards and management, in Wadi Aday Muscat area, Sultanate of Oman, a GIS and Remote Sensing approach. In 29th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2008, ACRS 2008 (Vol. 2, pp. 783-788)