Valsad: Valsad district is a district of the affected districts of Gujarat state. The possibilities of flooding in rivers like Auranga, Par, Damanganga, etc. are more in the district. During the monsoon, there is a possibility of flooding in the upstream areas of Dharampur taluka by Auranga river due to heavy rains. Due to which some of the low lying areas including Valsad municipality area are damaged.
Early Warning for Flood Management by Valsad District Collector CR Kharsan had arranged a pilot project to ascertain the rising water level in the Auranga river, which could be used to get advance information about the possibility of flood and subsequently to reduce the amount of damage caused by the flood. at the interval of every minute online computer or mobile.
Through this system, water level information at Bhairavi station in Auranga river can be seen online in a computer monitor as well as in a mobile. So in the catchment areas of the Auranga River, water level information is available at the time of excess rainfall and flood effect can be controlled in nearby village areas and ultimately the loss due to flood water can be reduced.
During the monsoon season of this year, the loss of material and property was stopped using two earlier warning systems due to the flowing of excessive water in the river. Thus, early warning system alerted the situation of floods in Valsad city and low lying areas.
This work has also been published on Website of the smart cities council of India on 21/9/17. The CSA (Computer Society of India-Mumbai) has selected the project for the IT-Innovation & Excellence Awards-2017. Valsad District Collector has been given this award.