Stream Order Delineation using SRTM 30 meter Resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Hydrology Tools in ArcGIS 10.3 and QGIS: Mapping of Drainage Pattern of Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Authors

  • Kuldeep Singh Research Officer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (DIS-IIHS), H.P. University, Himachal Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51983/tarce-2021.10.2.3118

Keywords:

Stream, Delineation, ArcGIS, QGIS, Hydrology, Drainage

Abstract

The paper describes step by step watershed and stream network delineation based on digital elevation models using the Hydrology tools in ArcGIS and online services for Hydrology and Hydrologic data. The 30-meter resolution SRTM image of Himachal Pradesh was downloaded from open topology website. This was further processed in QGIS and ArcGIS 10.3 software. The different hydrological processes and data management tools were used like, fill, Flow direction; flow accumulation, map algebra, stream orders, stream feature and stream dissolve in order to get the final map of Mandi drainage pattern.

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Published

05-11-2021

How to Cite

Singh, K. (2021). Stream Order Delineation using SRTM 30 meter Resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Hydrology Tools in ArcGIS 10.3 and QGIS: Mapping of Drainage Pattern of Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Asian Review of Civil Engineering, 10(2), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.51983/tarce-2021.10.2.3118