Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 645-653 Jan-Mar 2009

 

DESIGN OF WATER HARVESTING STRUCTURE BASED ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF WATER IN A HILLY WATERSHED

 

Santosh M. Pingale* Deepak Khare1, H. C. Sharma2 and Mahesh K. Jat3

1. Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT Roorkee (INDIA)
2. Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Pantnagar (INDIA)
3. Department of Civil Engineering, MNIT, Jaipur (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 20, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

In a hilly region like Uttarakhand (India), agriculture is predominantly rainfed and about 90% of its irrigation and water supply requirements are fulfilled from the water available from natural springs. Proper management and harvesting of water available from the springs is the need of day for the area. Therefore, present study is aimed to design water-harvesting structures for the available spring water in the Maun watershed. The study area is located near Ranichauri, on Rishikesh-Uttarkashi route, in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand (India). Study area was surveyed to know the agricultural activities in the area. The weekly crop water requirement was estimated using modified Penman

 

Keywords : Natural spring, LDPE pond, Irrigation water requirement, Net water demand, Evapo-transpiration.

 

 

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