Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An OverviewISSN: 2327-4581

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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

Spatial Analysis of the Impacts of Kainji Hydropower Dam on the Down Stream Communities

Dukiya JJ*
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Dukiya JJ
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received: March 07, 2013 Accepted: June 20, 2013 Published: June 30, 2013
Citation: Dukiya JJ (2013) Spatial Analysis of the Impacts of Kainji Hydropower Dam on the Down Stream Communities. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview S1. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.S1-009

Abstract

Spatial Analysis of the Impacts of Kainji Hydropower Dam on the Down Stream Communities

The effect of human interference with the natural river course at the upper, middle or lower course has always been negative on the bordering ecosystem including human settlements. This is exactly the case of the River Niger right from its source in Futa-Jalon Highlands (Sierra Leone) down to its delta in Nigeria. This paper examined the spatial transformation of the downstream sector of Kainji Dam and its effect on those communities within two and half kilometers away from the river course using satellite image (Landsat 7 MSS), Topographical maps and field survey.

Keywords: Dam; Downstream; Ecosystem; Human settlements; Socioeconomic

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