Land use Change on Storm-Water Characteristics of a Watershed in Northeast India
Sudip Basack1, Upasana Kashyap2, Sanjay Bhuyan3, Khairuz Zaman4
1Sudip Basack*, Principal, Elitte College of Engineering, Kolkata, India.
2Upasana Kashyap, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Kaziranga University, Jorhat, India.
3Sanjay Bhuyan, Former Post-Graduate Students, Civil Engineering Department, Kaziranga University, Jorhat, India.
4Khairuz Zaman, Former Post-Graduate Students, Civil Engineering Department, Kaziranga University, Jorhat, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 1549-1554 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7293038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7293.038620
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Abstract: Land use change initiates significant impact on the stormwater characteristics including hydrograph, infiltration, discharges of the catchment, etc. An extensive literature review suggests that rapid urbanization is the root cause for such alteration in stormwater features. This paper presents a field-based study to investigate the influence of land use change on the hydrological characteristics in a region situated in northeastern part of India, namely, Kakodonga Watershed, Jorhat, Assam. The hydrogeological and stormwater characteristics of the region are ascertained by means of field and laboratory tests and the data collected are rigorously analyzed to carry out the study. The evapotranspiration demand has also been investigated by incorporating various analytical models. The important and relevant conclusions are drawn from the entire work.
Keywords: Evapotranspiration, Hydrology, Field Work, Land Use, Stormwater, Watershed.
Scope of the Article: Water Supply and Drainage.