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Changing Surface Water–Groundwater Interactions in Narmada River Basin

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780198065364
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.003.0006
Changing Surface Water–Groundwater Interactions in Narmada River Basin

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This chapter examines the changes in the interaction between surface water and groundwater in Narmada River Basin. It analyses the historical flows, long-term trends in rainfall in the basin, and changes in rainfall–runoff relationships between different time periods. It investigates whether change in groundwater draft had caused changes in groundwater–surface water interactions, particularly when groundwater outflows into the surface streams contributing to river flows.

Keywords: surface water; groundwater; Narmada River Basin; historical flows; rainfall; rainfall–runoff relationship; river flows

Chapter.  9152 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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