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ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND MEASURES AGAINST HIGH WATER PERCOLATION AND EROSION IN W. BENGAL SOILS OF INDIA

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Proceedings of the Third Conference 5-9 March 2005 (Atlanta, Georgia USA) Publication Date 5 March 2005  701P0105.(doi:10.13031/2013.18100)
Authors:   Sant S. Garg

During non - monsoon season, there is usually an acute shortage of water for irrigation in Southern districts of W. Bengal, India. This problem is further aggravated due to heavy loss of water by percolation and seepage through highly porous soils. Consequently, the storage reservoirs, waterways and crop - fields are soon depleted before their water can be used by standing crops. During the monsoon season also, valuable soil is eroded due to the high accelerating force of water-flow.

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