Pollution Problems of the Groundwater Regimes in Calicut City, Kerala, due to Cannoly Canal
Kerala state occupies the south-west part of India, between 8° 17′ 30″ and 12° 47′ 40″ north latitude and 74° 51′ to 77°24′ 47″ east longitude. The majestic western ghats and the Arabian sea on the west have given Kerala distinctive physical and cultural features. Kerala enjoys a tropical monsoon climate and receives good monsoon rains i.e., south-west monsoon [June–September] and north-east monsoon [October–December]. The average rainfall is about 3000 Mm. The state, with a total area of 38,863 sq. km, has a groundwater potential of 5000 Mm3. Even though it receives fairly good average rainfall, bulk of our rural population depend on groundwater for multipurpose activities.