Flood and flash floods analysis for Bartin River Basin


International River Basin Management Congress, Proceeding, Turkey, 1 - 04 March 2007, pp.0-14

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.0-14
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Largely damaged and injurious floods and flash floods of which frequency and strength features gradually show an increase,  some into existence in city center of Bartın City. In this study, we are aiming to analyse floods and flash floods which cause weighty damages on this region’s and Turkish economics. For this aim, Bartın River’s Basin has been taken as scope of this study. In connection with analysis of floods and flash floods, data belongs to physical geography features of Bartın River’s Basin and also faulty varieties and choices have been used. Analysis studies have been implemented by means of geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technologies and also satelite images and topographical maps in different scales have been used. Data obtained by means of this analysis demonstrates that geopraphical features of Bartın River’s Basin has very adequate conditions for natural disasters such as floods and flash floods, therefore it also shows that increasing of their frequencies and strengths and turning into forms of natural disasters are taken root from faults arisen of utilization choices and types on the land. Digital Database Bed Layers belong to geographical features of Bartın River’s Basin has been overlaid by flood, flash flood classifications and concerning flood, flash flood risk maps were prepared.