On the end of February, we have organised a small group trip as part of JRP 2016 (Jogja River Project – 2016) to collect some physical data of the river, such as documenting the environmental condition through 360 panorama picture and documenting the river width. From the series of 27 places that we already use as water sampling location spots since 2014, we decide to start the documentation process from the highest point of location spot.
We started the documentation process from the highest spot (spot 01) that are a meeting point between Boyong River and Trasi River. The outfall of that meeting point is the line of Code River, which are flows across the center of Yogyakarta City until the meeting point between Code River and Opak River (the last point – spot 27) on far south of the city. The process it self already took 4 days and succeed to documented 13 spots from 14 visited spots. The long process are happened because of the weather that mostly raining just after 1 – 2 p.m.
In the first day, February 20th, the weather was great and give us a great opportunity to documented the environment condition of Code River from spot 01 until spot 05. we learn that The 1 – 4 spot are still on the rural neighborhood and became sand mining sites. however, on the 5th spot, we started to found “hanging” garbages on the bamboo tree and on it already surrounded with small houses.
In the second day, February 23th, although the weather was great at the starting point, it suddenly change became cloudy and only allowing us to documented 3 spots.
In the third day, February 25th, we found an extraordinary thing happen on the river when we arrive on the spot 09. The river flows with gold color stream of mud. People who live nearby said that its a post-flood condition that was happen on the night time. However, on that great sunny day, we succeed to make documentation of 4 spots, which are spot 09 – spot 12.
In the fourth day, February 27th was our last day of documentation process before the weather are full with rainy days. On that day, The Code River still flows with gold color stream of mud. However, the weather itself only allowing us to take good picture of 1 spot from 2 visited spots. When we arrived at the second spot or spot 14, the sky already very cloudy and the drizzle made us little bit wet.
However, beside of making documentation through 360 degree panorama photographic methods, thanks to Dholy Husada – Lifepatch new member, we also measured the river width and the river water pH. Thanks to Nova Rachmad Basuki – our great associate that lived on Juminahan village in Code Riverside who made great documentation of the process. Meanwhile, Ade Dhonora also join the trip and fulfil our camera memory card with stock movie to make a short documentary about the JRP 2016 process.
The detailed activity update of Jogja River Project (JRP) 2016 will be posted in the Lifepatch wiki page.