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Title: Estimation of erosion rate in a small catchment of Loktak wetland, India, using lead-210 (210Pb) technique
Authors: Singh K.S.
Kumar B.
Khare, Deepak
Jain S.K.
Published in: International Journal of Water
Abstract: Loktak Lake, one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the northeastern India, is under severe pressure due to many reasons-the main being increased siltation from the degraded catchment area. In the present study Nuclear Technique [Lead-210 (210Pb) Technique] has been applied to estimate soil erosion rates in the catchment of the lake. The erosion rates of the various land uses in the catchment have determined for various land uses, which are; fallow land (1.86 t ha-1 y-1), paddy cultivation (1.69 t ha-1 y-1), mixed forest (1.59 t ha-1 y-1) and river bed (1.35 t ha-1 y-1). The results obtained from the unsupported 210Pb are compared with equivalent results based on the modified Morgan Morgan Finney model and the results are found satisfactory. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: International Journal of Water (2007), 3(3): 257-265
URI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJW.2007.015218
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15035
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: Land uses
Loktak Lake
Nuclear techniques
Soil erosion rate
Weltand
ISSN: 14656620
Author Scopus IDs: 57205291980
9736095900
14060295600
55461309100
Author Affiliations: Singh, K.S., Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, Uttaranchal, India
Kumar, B., Division of Isotope Hydrology, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Khare, D., Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttranchal), India
Jain, S.K., National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Khare, D.; Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttranchal), India; email: kharefwt@iitr.ernet.in
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