The aim of the work is to investigate the accuracy of the DEM of nearshore areas using UAV material. One of the important issues in hydrological flood modelling is the high accuracy of the DEM. In the case of a complex relief type, which is associated with meandering riverbeds, it is proposed to use UAV surveys to create a DEM.
Aim of this research is to determine the area of land flooding according to a reasonably chosen hydrological model for a complex section of the Dniester River at the place of transition from the foothill to the plain with complex meandering and significant shifts of the river. Methods. The method of investigation of flooded areas as a result of water rise to a certain level has been processed.