The Potential Gully Erosion Risk Mapping of River Dulung Basin, West Bengal, India Using AHP Method

  • Kishor Dandapat
  • Rajkumar Hazari
  • Gouri Sankar Bhunia
  • Pravat Kumar Shit
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Rill and gully erosion are an important morphological feature of lateritic terrain in Jhargram District, a part of rolling topography of Chhotonagpur Plateau. The present work took the River Dulung basin’s rill and gully erosion as a study and used analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to extract the anatomical line of rill and gullies. This chapter analyzes the probable risk patches of rill and gullies along the River Dulung basin. To evaluate the risk zone of rill and gully erosion, eight biophysical variables were selected. The analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and weighted linear combination (WLC) were considered to functionalize the conceptual model within a geographic information system (GIS) framework. Results revealed that 2.74 km2 of the study area falls into the very high-risk zone; 201.18 km2 area comes under high-risk zone; 570.04 km2 area falls into moderate risk zone; 111.63 km2 area comes under the low-risk zone and 0.226 km2 area falls into the very low-risk zone.


Gully erosion GIS Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) Weighted linear combination (WLC) Risk estimation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kishor Dandapat
    • 1
  • Rajkumar Hazari
    • 2
  • Gouri Sankar Bhunia
    • 3
  • Pravat Kumar Shit
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeographySeva Bharati MahavidyalayaKapgari, Jhargram DistrictIndia
  2. 2.Onze Technologies (India) Private LimitedBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Aarvee Associates Architects, Engineers & Consultants Pvt. LtdHyderabadIndia
  4. 4.Department of GeographyRaja N. L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous)MedinipurIndia

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