Prediction of Water Logging Using Analytical Solutions—A Case Study of Kalisindh Chambal River Linking Canal


The canals are designed to transport water to meet irrigation and other water demands or to divert water from surplus basins to deficient basins to meet the ever increasing water demands. Though the positives of canal network are increase in agricultural output and improvement in quality of life, the negatives of canal introduction and irrigation, along its route, are inherent problems of water logging and salinity due to seepage from canals and the irrigation, when not managed properly. To plan strategies to prevent waterlogging and salinity, it is necessary to predict, in advance, the probable area which would be affected due to seepage. This paper presents a methodology to predict the area prone to water logging due to seepage from canal by using 2D seepage solutions to 3D field problem. The available analytical solutions for seepage from canals founded on pervious medium and asymmetrically placed drains, have been utilized. The area, prone to waterlogging, has been mapped using GIS.

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D. Kongre and R. Goyal, "Prediction of Water Logging Using Analytical Solutions—A Case Study of Kalisindh Chambal River Linking Canal," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 5 No. 6, 2013, pp. 624-632. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2013.56063.

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