American Journal of Water Resources
ISSN (Print): 2333-4797 ISSN (Online): 2333-4819 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/ajwr Editor-in-chief: Apply for this position
Open Access
Journal Browser
Go
American Journal of Water Resources. 2014, 2(1), 18-24
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-2-1-3
Open AccessArticle

Integrating Geospatial and Geophysical Information for Deciphering Groundwater Potential Zones in Dudhganga Catchment, Kashmir Valley, India

Haroon Sajjad1, , Mohd Iqbal2 and F.A. Bhat3

1Department of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

2Department of Geography, Government Degree College, University of Kashmir, India

3Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir, India

Pub. Date: March 03, 2014

Cite this paper:
Haroon Sajjad, Mohd Iqbal and F.A. Bhat. Integrating Geospatial and Geophysical Information for Deciphering Groundwater Potential Zones in Dudhganga Catchment, Kashmir Valley, India. American Journal of Water Resources. 2014; 2(1):18-24. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-2-1-3

Abstract

This paper makes an attempt to delineate groundwater potential zones in a catchment by using scientific information of lithology, topography, geophysical characterization and their interrelationship. On the basis of relative contribution of each of thematic layers towards groundwater potential, the weight of each thematic map has been selected. The individual theme weight was multiplied by its respective class weight and then all the raster thematic layers were aggregated in a linear combination equation. Groundwater potential zones map revealed that the plain areas are prospective zones in the catchment and can be helpful in better planning and management of ground resources.

Keywords:
groundwater potential zones remote sensing GIS Spatial Analyst Dudhganga catchment

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Figures

Figure of 8

References:

[1]  Narendra K, Rao KN, Latha PS (2013) Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS for Identification of Groundwater Prospective Zones in the Narava Basin, Visakhapatnam Region, Andhra Pradesh, Journal Geological Society of India 81:248-260.
 
[2]  Jha MK, Chowdhury A, Chowdary VM, Peiffer S (2007) Groundwater management and development by integrated remote sensing and geographic information systems: prospects and constraints. Water resource management 21:427-467.
 
[3]  Hoffmann J, Sander P (2007) Remote sensing and GIS in hydrogeology. Hydrogeology Journal 15(1):1-3.
 
[4]  Jasmin I, Mallikarjuna P (2011) Review: Satellite-based remote sensing and geographic information systems and their application in the assessment of groundwater potential, with particular reference to India. Hydrogeology Journal 19.
 
[5]  Chowdhury A, Jha MK, Chowdary VM, Mal BC (2009) Integrated remote sensing and GIS-based approach for accessing groundwater potential in West Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(1):231-250.
 
[6]  Murthy KSR (2000) Groundwater potential in a semiarid region of Andhra Pradesh: A geographical information system approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing 21(9): 1867-1884.
 
[7]  Gupta, M, Srivastava PK (2010) Integrating GIS and remote sensing for identification of groundwater potential zones in the hilly terrain of Pavagarh, Gujarat, India. Water Int 35:233-245.
 
[8]  Dar I., Shankar A, Dar MA (2010) Deciphering groundwater potential zones in hard rock terrain using geospatial technology. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment.
 
[9]  Chatterjee RS, Bhattacharya AK (1995) Delineation of the drainage pattern of a coal basin related inference using satellite remote sensing techniques. Asia Pacific Remote Sensing J 1: 107-114.
 
[10]  Teeuw RM (1995) Groundwater exploration using remote sensing and a low-cost geographical information system. Hydrogeology Journal 3:21-30.
 
[11]  Shahid S., & Nath, S. K. 1999. GIS integration of remote sensing and electrical sounding data for hydrogeological exploration. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, 2(1), 1-12.
 
[12]  Goyal S, Bharawadaj RS, Jugran DK (1999) Multi criteria analysis using GIS for groundwater resource evaluation in Rawasen and Pilli watershed, U.P. http://www.GIS development.net. Cited 17 Dec 2003.
 
[13]  Saraf A, Choudhary PR (1998). Integrated remote sensing and GIS for ground water exploration and identification of artificial recharge site. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19: 1825-1841.
 
[14]  Jaiswal RK, Mukherjee, S, Krishnamurthy J, Saxena, R (2003) Role of remote sensing and GIS techniques for generation of groundwater prospect zones towards rural development—An approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24: 993-1008.
 
[15]  Krishnamurthy JN, Venkatesa K, Jayaraman V, Manivel M (1996) An approach to demarcate ground water potential zones through remote sensing and geographical information system. International Journal of Remote Sensing 17:1867-1884.
 
[16]  Murthy K.S.R, Mamob AG (2009). Multi-criteria decision evaluation in groundwater zones identification in MoyaleTeltele sub basin, South Ethiopia. Int. Jour. Remote Sensing 30: 2729-2740.
 
[17]  Obi R, Chandra GP, Mouli K, Srivastav SK, Srinivasan CV, Maji AK (2000) Evaluation of groundwater potential zones using remote sensing data-a case study of Gaimukh watershed, Bhandara district,Maharashtra. Journal of the Indian Society and Remote Sensing 28(1): 1-32.
 
[18]  Pratap K, Ravindran KV, Prabakaran B (2000) Groundwater prospect zoning using remote sensing and geographical information system: A case study in Dala–Renukoot Area, Sonbhadra District Uttar Pradesh. Journal of the Indian Society and Remote Sensing 28(4): 249-263.
 
[19]  Srinivasan RY, Jugran KD (2003) Delineation of groundwater potential zones and zones of groundwater quality suitable for domestic purposes using remote sensing and GIS. Hydrogeology Science Journal 48:821-833.
 
[20]  Shahid, S, Nath SK, Roy J (2000) Ground water potential modeling in soft rock area using GIS. Journal of Remote Sensing 21:1919-1924.
 
[21]  Boutt DF, David WH, Bryan CP, David, T L (2001) Identifying potential land use-derived solute sources to stream base flow using ground water models and GIS. Ground Water 39: 24-34.
 
[22]  El-kadi AI, Oloufa AA, Eltahan AA, Malic HU (1994) Use of a geographic information system in site-specific groundwater modeling. Ground Water 32:617-625.
 
[23]  Jacob N, Saibaba J, Prasada RP (1999) Groundwater modeling for sustainable development using GIS techniques. Preconference (Vol. 264-267). Geoinformatics Beyond 2000, Dehradun, India.
 
[24]  Mohammed A, Balasubramanian A, Kondoh A, Rokhmatuloh R, Mustafa, A J (2003) Hydrogeomorphological mapping using remote sensing techniques for water resource management around palaeochannels, geoscience and remote sensing symposium, IGARSS–APOS;03. In: Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International, Toulouse, France 5: 3317-3319).
 
[25]  Rao BV, Briz-Kishore BH (1991) A methodology for locating potential aquifers in a typical semi-arid region in India using resistivity and hydrogeologic factors. Geoexploration 27: 55-64.
 
[26]  Sarkar B, Deota B, Raju P, Jugran D (2001) A Geographic Information System Approach to evaluation of groundwater potentiality of Shamri Micro-watershed in the Shimla Taluk, Himachal Pradesh. Journal of the `Indian Society of Remote Sensing 29(3):151-162.
 
[27]  Singh A. K, Raviprakash S, Mishra D, Singh S (2002) Groundwater potential modeling in Chandraprabha subwatershed, U.P. using remote sensing, Geo electrical and GIS. http://www.gisdevelopment.net
 
[28]  Phukon P, Phukan S, Das P, Sarma B (2004) Multicriteria evaluation in GIS environment for groundwater resource mapping in Guwahati city areas, Assam. http:// www.gisdevelopment.net/proceeding/mapindia/.
 
[29]  Nag SK (2005) Application of lineament density and hydrogeomorphology to delineate groundwater potential zones of Baghmundi block in Purulia district, West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 33(4): 521-529.
 
[30]  Solomon S, Quiel F (2006) Groundwater study using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) in central highlands of Eritrea. Hydrogeology Journal 14(5):729-741.
 
[31]  Mondal, MS, Pandey AC, Garg RD (2007) Groundwater prospects evaluation based on hydrogeomorphological mapping using high resolution satellite images: a case study in Uttarakhand. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 36:69-76.
 
[32]  Rokade VM, Kundal P, Joshi AK (2007) Groundwater potential modeling through remote sensing and GIS: A case study from Rajura Taluka, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra. Journal of the Geological Society 69:943-948.
 
[33]  Madrucci V, Taioli F, Cesar de Araujo C (2008) Groundwater favorability map using GIS multicriteria data analysis on crystalline terrain, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Journal of Hydrology 357:153-173.
 
[34]  Nagarajan M, Singh S (2009) Assessment of groundwater potential zones using GIS technique. Jour. Indian Soc. Remote Sensing 37:69-77.
 
[35]  Magesh NS, Chandrasekar N, Soundranayagam JP (2012) Delineation of groundwater potential zones in Theni district, Tamil Nadu, using remote sensing, GIS and MIF techniques. Geoscience Frontiers 1-8.
 
[36]  Javed A, Wani, M.H (2009) Delineation of groundwater potential zones in Kakund watershed, Eastern Rajasthan, using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Jour. Geol. Soc. India 73:229-236.
 
[37]  Subba RN (2009) A numerical scheme for groundwater development in a watershed basin of basement terrain: a case study from India. Hydrogeol. Jour 17:379-396.
 
[38]  Jha, M.K, Chowdary V.M, Chowdhury A (2010) Groundwater assessment in Salboni Block, West Bengal (India) using remote sensing, geographical information system and multicriteria decision analysis techniques. Hydrogeol. Jour 18: 1713-1728.
 
[39]  Raza M, Ahmad A, Mohammad A (1978) The Valley of Kashmir: A Geographical Interpretation, New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, Pvt. Ltd.
 
[40]  Dinesh KPK, Gopinath G, Seralathan P (2007) Application of remote sensing and GIS for the demarcation of groundwater potential zones of a river basin in Kerala, southwest coast of India. Int. Jour. Remote Sensing 28:5583-5601.
 
[41]  Avtar R, Singh CK, Shashtri S, Singh A, Mukherjee S ( 2010) Identification and analysis of groundwater potential zones in Ken-Betwa river linking area using remote sensing and geographic information system. Geocarto Int 25:379-396.
 
[42]  Preeja KR, Joseph S, Thomas J, Vijith H ( 2011) Identification of groundwater potential zones of a tropical river basin (Kerala, India) using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Jour. Indian Soc. Remote Sensing 39: 83-94.
 
[43]  Wisler, C.O. and Brater, B.F. 1959. Hydrology. New York: Willey.
 
[44]  Todd DK, Mays LW (2005) Groundwater Hydrology. 3rd ed., Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
 
[45]  Mukhopadhayay SC (1980) Some techniques and recent trends in Geomorphological Studies in R.B Mandal and V.N.P. Sinha (eds.), Recent trends and concepts in Geography, Concept publishing company, New Delhi 1: 249-84.