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Optimal use of surface drains for enhancing ground water recharge
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL. (Geohydrology)
2013 (English)In: Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 33, no 3, 43-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Growing demand for the fresh water has resulted in increased exploitation of its limited sources - the foremost of them being the groundwater.  Artificial recharge through a network of surface drains can be one of the remedy to this problem. In this paper, Khepar’s model has been used to investigate the effect of drain parameter on the amount of recharge. The parameters which were kept in focus during the investigation were check dam height, number of check dams, bed slope of drain and wetted perimeter of drain. One of the key findings was that the recharge rate is found directly proportional to check dam height, bed slope of drain and wetted perimeter of drain. This formulation can lead to optimization of recharge and consequent raise in water table in addition to effective usage of surface drains.

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2013. Vol. 33, no 3, 43-52 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221442OAI: diva2:709090
Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2014-04-03Bibliographically approved

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