Flood deposits characterization in Citarum Riverbank Area in Bandung Regency, West Java, Indonesia

A. D. Oktaviani, D. N. Sahdarani, J. J. Prayoga, A. O. Indraswari, A. Haris

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Abstract

Citarum River, the longest river in West Java, is one of the most strategic rivers yet one of the most polluted rivers causing a series of floods throughout history. Understanding shallow flood deposits characteristics may infer the past flooding episode and predict future flood deposits distribution. This research aims to analyze grain size and elemental distributions of flood deposits found in the Citarum Riverbank Area at several districts in Bandung Regency, West Java. Shallow coring resulted in soil samples showing that the samples were dominated by clay and silt. Element analysis revealed that Si and Al are the major elements followed by high concentrations of Fe-oxide in all soil samples. Based on these findings, it is presumed that there were two major episodes of past-floods that occurred in the research area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume846
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2021
Event4th Life and Environmental Sciences Academics Forum, LEAF 2020 - Virtual, Online, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Nov 20207 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Citarum river
  • element analysis
  • Flood deposit
  • grain size distribution

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