Benin faces significant flood hazards as deadly floods ravaged the country in recent years, displacing thousands of people and destroying thousands of hectares of agricultural lands. Therefore, land-use planning must be based on precise and easy-to-acquire flood risk models that will provide decision-makers with insights to take action before, during, and after the disaster. Drone data mapping is a robust, cheap, and reliable tool to provide such insights.
Our Crowddroning operators from Drone Service Niger mapped the village of Djigbe, situated along the Oueme river in Benin. The map shows how the river overflows during the rainy season, and during unusually high rain, the river might rise even more to reach houses and destroy properties.
Topographic maps are essential tools to visualize the flood risk of a region. You can highlight elevation in colors and construct contour lines; accordingly. This will effectively let you view the high and low areas and determine where the water will reach when the river water rises.
Creating flood risk maps with drones is very easy and robust. It provides extensive insights into areas with the highest flood risk, guiding authorities and developers on best building and urban planning practices.
The mission of our company Drone Service Niger is to map flooded areas by drone and produce hydroagricultural development plans to minimize flooding and contribute to the economic development of the country. - Drone Service Niger