Journal article

Identification of Potential Rainwater-Harvesting Sites for the Sustainable Management of a Semi-Arid Watershed

R Rejani, KV Rao, CH Srinivasa Rao, M Osman, K Sammi Reddy, B George, GS Pratyusha Kranthi, GR Chary, MV Swamy, PJ Rao

Irrigation and Drainage | Published : 2017


In the present study, the potential locations for constructing different water-harvesting structures in a semi-arid watershed located at Goparajpalli, in southern India, were derived using GIS in three stages. The locations were first identified based on land use land cover, land slope, rainfall characteristics, soil texture and soil depth. Then a number of structures and suitable semi-arid rainfed regions have limitations in their runoff potential availability; these locations were further optimized based on the runoff available after in situ water conservation and storage in existing water-harvesting structures. The surplus runoff volume available in a normal year after storage was estimat..

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