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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 3404-3412
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.395


Estimation of Groundwater Recharge Using Water Table Fluctuation Method
Nimmi Kuruppath1, A. Raviraj2, Balaji Kannan3 and K.M. Sellamuthu4
1Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
2Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Water Technology Centre, Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
3Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, 4Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
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Abstract:

The present study attempts to determine groundwater recharge of the two over exploited blocks of Karur district in Amaravathy basin viz., Aravakurichi and K. Paramathi by water table fluctuation method. Rainfall data of eight rain gauge stations for 30 years (1982-2012) and water level data of twenty three stations were collected from the office of State Ground and Surface Water Resources Data Centre, Tharamani, Chennai for analysis. The rainfall occurs in four distinct seasons viz., NE monsoon, SW monsoon, summer, winter are 54.1%, 26.58%, 17.57% and 1.73% respectively. The water table fluctuation varied from 0.2 to 3.1 m in SW monsoon, and 0.4 to 6.6 m in NE monsoon in Aravakurichi block, whereas in K. Paramathi block groundwater level fluctuation varied from 0.1 to 3.7 m due to SW monsoon, and 0.4 to 5.4 m in NE monsoon. It was observed that the recharge percentage in Aravakurichi block varied from 5.25% to 16.74% in Aravakurichi block and 5.69% to 16.20% in K. Paramathi block.


Keywords: Estimation, Groundwater, Recharge using water, Fluctuation method
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Nimmi Kuruppath, A. Raviraj, Balaji Kannan and Sellamuthu, K.M. 2018. Estimation of Groundwater Recharge Using Water Table Fluctuation Method.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 3404-3412. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.395