Mapeo del peligro de inundación en ríos de montaña, caso de estudio del río Burgay

Palabras clave: crecidas, manejo de planicies aluviales, mapas de inundación, peligro de inundación


En este estudio se ha realizado la simulación de crecidas y el mapeo de inundaciones en un tramo de 10 km del río Burgay usando el modelo hidráulico unidimensional HEC-RAS. El análisis de los resultados muestra que el modelo es capaz de simular los eventos de crecidas e inundaciones en ríos de la región interandina, a pesar de la escasa información disponible. Los gobiernos locales (p.e. municipios) pueden utilizar los mapas de zonificación de peligro de inundación para realizar una planificación y manejo sustentable de las llanuras aluviales, mediante medidas estructurales y/o no-estructurales (p.e. ordenanzas de uso del suelo) que consideren las características físicas de las márgenes del río.


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