MONITORING DECADAL CHANGES IN THE KHUDIA DAM IN THECENTRAL INDIAN STATE OF CHHATTISGARH THROUGH THEAPPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING AND GISAnupama Mahato
Dams and reservoirs are constantly threatened by sedimentation and human interference. The presentstudy focuses on decadal variation of Khudia dam built on the Maniyari River in the Mungeli district ofChhattisgarh. IRS P6, LISS III satellite imagery for the years 2004 and 2013 has been used. During the year2004, area covered by water was 53.57% which was reduced to 33.15% by 2013. Fluctuation in the spatialextents of the river bed has also been associated to the change in the water level/ rainfall. It has beenobserved that the agricultural land has appreciated over time (2.43%) while the cover of barren land hasdecreased. The LULC maps created will enable the local decision makers to adopt better land use planningand appropriate use and management of the regionâs water bodies.