Assessment of surface and ground water for irrigational purposes

Publication Date : 25/02/2016

Author(s) :

Shamsul Haq , Shoukat Ara , Syed Maqbool Geelani , Asma Absar Bhatti , Rouf Ahmad Bhat , Sartaj Ahmad Ganaie , Ishrat Bashir , Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood , Moonisa Aslam Dervesh , Mir Awsaaf Ahmad.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2016)

Abstract :

To assess the quality of surface and ground water for their irrigation potential, fifteen samples of each irrigation source were collected and were analysed for pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), sodium (Na), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), carbonate (CO32-), bicarbonate (HCO3-), chloride (Cl), sulphate (SO42-) and SAR. Chemically gound water was found to be more mineralized than surface water. Based on EC and SAR values all the samples were found within low salinity class and hence were found fit for irrigation purposes. The values indicate that ground water in the study area is the best alternative source of irrigation water for the crops and will certainly enhance the crops yield as compared to the surface water.

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