ASSESSING TIDAL FLOOD UPON SOLAR SALT FARMING AREA IN NORTH PART OF JAVA USING HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL
Keywords: Impact, Tidal Flood, Solar Salt Farming, Hydrodynamic Model
Abstract. This study aims to assess the impact of high tide upon salt production areas in north part of Java, Indonesia. Single case in June 2016 was applied using MIKE 21 in salt production area of Cirebon. The inputs are tidal height records, bathymetry, digital elevation model (DEM) from Geospatial Information Agency (GIA), and wind data from OGIMET. Peak water level from tidal constituent is extracted from the simulation. The exposed that were generated from peak level of water elevation showed that tidal event has led to 82.9% of salt production area being inundated. West and east part are recorded as the most affected location due to this extreme event. The maximum water level has reached about 38 cm and covered more than 6,489.38 ha during the tide. Whilst the accurate identification will provide valuable information for flood assessment upon marginal agriculture in coastal area.