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Springs in Kotagiri town

We are currently undertaking a survey of all water sources in Kotagiri town with a view to identifying conservation issues and providing management plans to the Town Panchayat. We have already collaborated with the Town Panchayat to conserve the springshed in Happy Valley since 2006. We have now embarked on…

Land cover change in the catchment of Thalaikundah (2006 – 2016)

The Thalaikundah wetland is located next to a National Highway (Ooty-Mysore) and is subject to pressure from locals and tourists. The time slider lets us explore any changes in land cover in the last ten years.

Land cover change around Yedappalli wetland (2012-2016)

The wetland above Yedappalli village in Coonoor taluk is an important source of water. The water flows from here are tapped downstream by the Municipality to supply water to the town. Locally there are two temples near the wetland that are using the water directly from the wetland. By comparing…

Land cover change in Elada Dam catchment (2008-2015)

The Elada dam is an important water source for Kotagiri town in the Nilgiris. It has become dry a couple of months back and this prompted us to revisit it and see what has changed, apart from the poor rainfall this year. One easy way to look at changes over…

Map of springs inventory in the Coonoor region, The Nilgiris

Over the last two years, Keystone has been mapping locations of perennial springs along with some baseline data. This is a first attempt of its kind in the Nilgiris as far as we know. Certainly no map or list of springs in this landscape is readily available to the public….

Shapefiles for Coonoor landuse layer

The Landuse of Coonoor region was derived from visual interpretation of Google Earth imagery and ground truthing. The imagery in Google Earth is from January 2012. We are not claiming accuracy of these layers as we are not experienced at remote sensing analysis. We have attempted this to get a general picture of…