Flood Risk Mapping Using GIS and Multi-Criteria Analysis at Nanga Pinoh West Kalimantan Area


Ajun Purwanto(1*), Rustam Rustam(2), Dony Andrasmoro(3), Eviliyanto Eviliyanto(4)

(1) Departmen of Geography Education IKIP PGRI Pontianak
(2) Departmen of Counseling Guidance Education IKIP PGRI Pontianak
(3) Departmen of Geography Education IKIP PGRI Pontianak
(4) Departmen of Geography Education IKIP PGRI Pontianak
(*) Corresponding Author


Flood is one of the disasters that often hit various regions in Indonesia, specifically in West Kalimantan. The floods in Nanga Pinoh District, Melawi Regency, submerged 18 villages and thousands of houses. Therefore, this study aimed to map flood risk areas in Nanga Pinoh and their environmental impact. Secondary data on the slope, total rainfall, flow density, soil type, and land cover analyzed with the multi-criteria GIS analysis were used. The results showed that the location had low, medium, and high risks. It was found that areas with high, prone, medium, and low risk class are 1,515.95 ha, 30,194.92 ha, 21,953.80 ha, and 3.14 ha, respectively. These findings implied that the GIS approach and multi-criteria analysis are effective tools for flood risk maps and helpful in anticipating greater losses and mitigating the disasters.


Flood risk;Watershed;GIS;Multi Criteria Analysis

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