FLOODS AND THEIR LIKELY IMPACTS ON ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT IN BOLAMAN RIVER BASIN (ORDU, TURKEY). PUBLISHEDHüseyin TUROĞLU, İskender DÖLEK
Floods, causing inundation, frequently occur in the Bolaman River basin. In this study, flood risk zonation and impacts of inundation on ecological environment were investigated in the Bolaman River basin. Inundation risk zonation was carried out using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies. When results were overlayed with landcover data of the study area, it was seen, that the settlement and agricultural areas in the study area will be affected by floods. Also, ecological environmental problems, such as water and soil pollutions, agricultural soil erosion, agricultural land degredations causing flood sediments as well as the ecological deterioration on living environment of natural flora and fauna will be caused by floods in the Bolaman River basin.
Flood, ecology, River basin, GIS