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Title: Spring water availability of mid western Himalaya, Uttarakhand
Authors: Aggarwal, Avinash
Kumar, A R Senthil
Neema, Rajesh Kumar
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The springs of mid western Himalayan watersheds provide basis for the existence of life at mountain. These springs could be too small but the life depends on it in high Himalaya. Western Himalayan watersheds are rich in natural resources and provide the basic for the life in this area. It also provides water to millions at down stream through its perennial river system. Even then some times the availability of natural resources at hills goes to acute shortage due to its uneven distribution in space and time. Especially, during summer and low flow years, the people face acute shortage of water. It is, therefore, important to study the existing water availability, uses and its impacts on watershed hydrology. Study area Danda lies in 'Mid Western Himalaya' agro-ecological region of Devprayag, Uttarakhand with area around 3 km2. Automated hydro meteorological data were collected. Regular (daily) spring flow measurements were taken on almost all springs that are used by the habitat of the area. Spring flow availability is evaluated along with the average low flow duration curve for the springs of the watershed. The spring flow variability is related with spring rainfall lag. Relationship between total rainfall and total spring flow are also developed.
Page(s): 31-36
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.22(1) [June 2014]

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