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Title: Evaluation of groundwater resource and estimation of its potential in Pathri Rao watershed, district Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
Authors: Singhal D.C.
Israil, Mohammad
Sharma V.K.
Kumar B.
Published in: Current Science
Abstract: The present study attempts to delineate aquifers in the piedmont zone of Himalayan foothill region in Pathri Rao watershed, district Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India by using integrated hydrogeologic and geophysical techniques. The geophysical techniques included vertical resistivity soundings, two-dimensional resistivity image profiling and electromagnetic surveys. Nuclear isotope studies have been carried out to estimate groundwater recharge and its relative age. An assessment of groundwater availability and stage of groundwater development has also been made from the available and generated field data. On the basis of the study, it was found that the rate of recharge into the aquifers is of the order of 19% and the stage of groundwater development in the watershed is 164% indicating critical over-exploitation of groundwater. Based on the findings, possibilities of artificial recharge of groundwater have been looked into in the study area for augmentation of groundwater resources by proposing a few check dams at the suitable sites in the upstream areas of the watershed.
Citation: Current Science (2010), 98(2): 162-170
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6192
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: Aquifer delineation
Groundwater assessment
Isotope studies
Watershed resistivity imaging
ISSN: 113891
Author Scopus IDs: 7003355678
6602682343
36064297100
9736095900
Author Affiliations: Singhal, D.C., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Israil, M., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Sharma, V.K., Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Kumar, B., National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Singhal, D.C.; Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India; email: dcshyfhy@iitr.ernet.in
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