Seasonal Variability of Waterlogging in Rangpur City Corporation Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

  • Md. Naimur Rahman Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Park Mor, Modern, Rangpur, 5404, Bangladesh
  • Sajjad Hossain Shozib Department of Environmental Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, No.159 Longpan Road, Nanjing, 210037, China


Waterlogging hazard is a significant environmental issue closely linked to land use for sustainable urbanization. NDWI is widely and effectively used in identifying and visualizing surface water distribution based on satellite imagery. Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI TIRS images of pre and post-monsoon (2002, 2019) have been used. The main objective of this study is to detect the seasonal variation of waterlogging in Rangpur City Corporation (RPCC) in 2002 and 2019. In the present study, we used an integrated procedure by using ArcGIS raster analysis. For pre and post-monsoon, almost 93% accuracy was obtained from image analysis. Results show that in 2002 during the pre and post-monsoon period, waterlogged areas were about 159.58 km2 and 32.32 km2, respectively, wherein in 2019, the changes in waterlogged areas are reversed than 2002. In 2019, during pre-monsoon, waterlogged area areas were 122.79 km2, and during post-monsoon, it increased to 127.05 km2. The research also depicts that the trend of the waterlogging situation largely depends on seasonal rainfall and a flawed drainage system.

Keywords : Seasonal variation; Waterlogging; Remote sensing; GIS; Rangpur City Corporation


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RAHMAN, Md. Naimur; SHOZIB, Sajjad Hossain. Seasonal Variability of Waterlogging in Rangpur City Corporation Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques. Geosfera Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 143-156, aug. 2021. ISSN 2614-8528. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2022. doi:
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