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The use of GIS and remote sensing techniques to evaluate the impact of Land use and land cover change on the hydrology of Luvuvhu River Catchment in Limpopo Province
Expanded Title:Increase in population and associated development in Vhembe District Municipality have subjected the Luvuvhu River Catchment to considerable land-use change over the past decades impacting negatively on the hydrology. Remotely sensed data and ground survey methods were used to evaluate the land-use and land cover change. Vegetation data was captured and automated in a GIS-compatible format, which provided flexibility in mapping, data analysis, data management and utilization. SWAT model was used to simulate the impact of land-use and land cover on hydrology at the Hydrological Response Unit level. Recent developments on hillsides and hilltops in the catchment were of concern as they were impacting on the hydrological processes through the reduction infiltration, surface runoff and preventing rain water from reaching natural water ways.
Date Published:01/10/2015
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Catchment Management
Document Keywords:Hydrology
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2246/1/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0705-3
Authors:Kundu PM; Mathivha FI; Nkuna TR
Project No:K5/2246
Organizations:University of Venda
Document Size:5 742 KB
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