Bengawan Solo river has the largest river basin in Java Island. This river flows from upstream in Central Java Province to downstream in East Java Province and empties into the Madura strait. Big flood of Bengawan Solo river occurred in 1966, then in 1974, 1995, 2002, 2005 and 2007. Flood disaster has resulted in an impact on losses of people and possessions. In this study, flood disaster assessment of Bengawan Solo river was conducted to obtain information and detailed pictures of flood causes, condition during flood, problem solutions of flood, and losses because of it. Flood assessment was carried out by analyzing flood causes, inundations, flood losses, flood handling programs and recommendations to manage flood in the future. The result of flood assessment shows clear pictures of flood and they can be used to determine flood prone area, the risk of flooding and to create an evacuation route in order to minimize losses due to flood disaster in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14443-14450
Number of pages8
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Bengawan Solo
  • Flood assessment
  • Flood disaster
  • Inundations
  • Losses


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