Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1204-1210 April-June 2009

 

HYDROGEOMORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES FOR GROUND WATER PROSPECTS USING IRS -1D, LISS III IMAGE, IN PARTS OF AGRA DISTRICT ALONG THE YAMUNA RIVER, U.P., INDIA

 

Liaqat A.K. Rao*, S. Rehan Ali, Zia Ur Rahman, Ruby Siddiqui, Harit Priyadarshi, M. Sadique and Zah

Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P. (INDIA)

 

Received on : February 20, 2009

 

ABSTRACT

 

In the present study Hydrogeomorphological survey has been carried out along the Yamuna River in parts of Agra district U.P, India. The satellite image of IRS-1 D, LISS III has been used to delineate the hydrogeomorphological units. The base map has been prepared from survey of India toposheets on 1:50000 scale. The study is aimed to assess and to delineate groundwater potential zones for future development and exploration. The different hydrogeomorphic units and features identified using remote sensing data and conventional information with limited ground truth are alluvial plain, flood plain, flood prone area/palaeochannels and ravines etc. The groundwater potential of each geological and geomorphologic unit has been evaluated in order to obtain a complete hydrogeological picture of Agra district. The final result shows the prosperous groundwater zones in the study area and can be helpful in better planning and management of groundwater resources especially in hard rock terrains.

 

Keywords : Hydrogeomorphology, Yamuna River, Agra, Satellite image.

 

 

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