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|Title:||IMPACT OF SALINITY INGRESS ON " GROUND "WATER IN COASTAL AREAS OF KUTCH (GUJARAT)|
|Authors:||Pandey, S. B.|
COASTAL AREA KUTCH
|Abstract:||Due to ever rising human population and related developments, the use of water is increasing. As the needs of water expand, there is increasing pressure on the existing water resources, sometimes leading to over exploitation of groundwater in the aquifers and deterioration in its quality. In coastal areas, the overexploitation of groundwater can lead to seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers. The state of Gujarat has relatively long coastline especially in regions of Saurashtra and Kutch. There are reports that quality of groundwater in some of these areas has deteriorated considerably, probably due to salinity ingress from sea. The Government of Gujarat, being aware of the severity of the problem set up a Highievel Committee in 1978 toinvestigate into the problem of salinity ingress in the coastal areas of the state. The coastal parts of Kutch region have been severely affected by occurrence of inherent salinity problem as well as introduction of salinity from the Gulf of Kutch. In the proposed study, parts of Coastal Kutch between Mandvi and Rapar towns have been studied for investigating the present quality of groundwater, vis-a-vis the same in around year 1984. The possible influence of seawater intrusion into*the coastal aquifers of the area was also included in the scope of study. The method of study included a reappraisal of available hydrogeological, geoelectrical data as well as groundwater quality data of the area. The study has brought out interesting results about the present state of salinity ingress in the area.|
|Appears in Collections:||MASTERS' DISSERTATIONS (Hydrology)|
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