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Hydrogeomorphological mapping in assessing ground water by using remote sensing data — A case study in lehra gaga block, sangrur district, Punjab

  • Abraham Thomas
  • P K Sharma
  • Manoj K Sharma
  • Anil Sood
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Abstract

The paper presents the results of hydrogeomorphological mapping using IRS-IB LISS II data and evaluation of ground water prospects of each hydrogeomorphological unit in the Lehra Gaga block of Sangrur district, Punjab. The major geomorphic units identified in the area are, alluvial plain, sand dunes, palaeo channels and the Ghagar flood plain. The study area being part of alluvial plain has good to excellent ground water prospects. Field observations showed that ground water occurs under both confined and unconfined conditions with water table at shallow depth. The area on either side of the Ghagar river and along the major canals (about 46% of the total geographical area in the block) have good quality of ground water and is suitable for irrigation, whereas the water quality is marginal (sodic) in 52 per cent area of the block..

Keywords

Ground Water Sand Dune Alluvial Plain Sodium Adsorption Ratio Residual Sodium Carbonate 
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© Springer 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abraham Thomas
    • 1
  • P K Sharma
    • 1
  • Manoj K Sharma
    • 2
  • Anil Sood
    • 1
  1. 1.Puniab Remote Sensing CentreLudhiana
  2. 2.Department of soil scienceCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHissar

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