Atlas of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers
The principal source of information for the Atlas of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers is the aerial photographic survey conducted in January-February 2008 (see full dataset information in 6.0). This user-friendly Atlas contains maps and data of the two perennial rivers of south Somalia and their catchments. Development and emergency interventions that deal with water and land resources in the region will benefi t from the richness of the information contained in the Atlas.
The Atlas is divided into three parts; Part one presents the whole river basin and the land, drainage and climatic features over the entire extent of the Juba-Shabelle transboundary river basin: Part two and three present general features with detailed descriptions of the Shabelle and Juba Rivers in 12 sections.
For each section of the Rivers, the following features are covered to demonstrate techniques of using the dataset at very large scale, and their application to a variety of pursuits.
- Major physical characteristics: Catchments and drainage network, terrain and slopes, general morphology of the rivers and surrounding fl oodplains, cross sections of the rivers at major locations, etc.
- Water Resources: Hydrology and surface water, fl ow hydrographs at key locations, mean annual runoff in the sub-basins, potential fl ood areas, rainfall variation and water resources, etc.
- Land Resources: Crop types and other vegetation types, major soils, length of growing period, etc.
- Irrigation: Irrigation infrastructure such as barrages and primary and secondary canals, major irrigation schemes, cross sections of canals, etc.
- Settlements and road networks.
You can download the atlas at this link.
The Atlas is provided with a DVD which contains a complete digital copy of the printed version as well as a full set of thematic maps for the entire extent of the area surveyed. To get a copy send a request to email@example.com