The Contributing Effects of Human Activities to Flooding in Ota, Ogun State

Oseni A. E.* and Bamidele E. T.

Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

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 Vol. 4 No. 1  | March 2020 | Pages 204 – 213



Flood is considered to be a major natural disaster occurrence that affects human existence and the environment in many parts of the world. The objective of this study is to analyze the flood-prone areas and determine their spatial locations using GPS and also determine the causes of flooding in the study area through questionnaires. To achieve this, primary source data like fieldwork was used and secondary source data like administration of questionnaires was also used. A Survey of 120 randomly sampled respondents was conducted in different flood-prone locations and 100 responded. The data obtained from the questionnaires was analyzed for the determination of the flood-prone areas in Ota, Ogun State. The result reveals that human activities like the dumping of refuse in drainage, bad road network, lack of proper drainage is majorly responsible for the areas to be at risk of flood prone. It was recommended that the government should create public awareness and sensitization campaigns should be embarked on to prevent the occurrence of this hazardous event in the future.

Keywords: Flood, GPS, Data, Drainage, Refuse

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Oseni A. E. and Bamidele E. T., 2020. The Contributing Effects of Human Activities to Flooding in Ota, Ogun State. Nigerian Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology, 4(1), pp. 204-213.

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