Artificial groundwater recharge studies in Sathyamangalam and Melur villages of Kulathur taluk, Pudukottai district, Chennai, using GIS techniques

Nirmala, R. and Shankara, M. and Nagaraju, D. and Chinnaiah, (2011) Artificial groundwater recharge studies in Sathyamangalam and Melur villages of Kulathur taluk, Pudukottai district, Chennai, using GIS techniques. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1 (7). pp. 1592-1608.

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Abstract

In recent days south India in general is facing lot of water shortage both for irrigation and domestic consumption purposes. In this regard the ground water plays a vital role in overcoming this shortage. Since, the over exploitation of ground water without proper recharge mechanism and scanty rainfall, the water table of the open or dug wells in the region are being gone into deeper parts of the surface and many a times even some of them were dried up. In order to increase the level of the water table of the region it was necessary to adopt newer methods of ground water recharge. Presently the sophisticated GIS technique was a very useful tool in order to assess, monitor and plan suitable way of ground water utilization. Recharging began in Europe early in 19th century and in United States near the end of the century, since then recharge installations have steadily increased throughout the world. As part of research work we undertook the GIS studies on the satyamangalam and melur villages of kulathur taluk, Tamilnadu as study area. Using the available geo-reference map of the region we have digitized and analyzed to create the drainage pattern, elevation model and slope pattern of the region. Based on the lithology and topography of the area we have proposed some of the suitable methods of recharge. This is in order to overcome the water shortage and to improve the storage capacity of the ground water aquifer as well as increase the level of the ground water table

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physical Sciences > Earth Science
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Earth Science
Depositing User: Kodandarama
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 05:08
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/15111

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