Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation use and Evolution of Hydrochemical Facies in the Peddavagu Sub-Basin in Part of Warangal & Karimnagar Districts of Telangana State, India

International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science
© 2016 by SSRG - IJGGS Journal
Volume 3 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : B. Satheesh
: 10.14445/23939206/IJGGS-V3I6P101
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B. Satheesh, "Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation use and Evolution of Hydrochemical Facies in the Peddavagu Sub-Basin in Part of Warangal & Karimnagar Districts of Telangana State, India" SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science 3.3 (2016): 6-17

APA Style:

B. Satheesh,(2016). Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation use and Evolution of Hydrochemical Facies in the Peddavagu Sub-Basin in Part of Warangal & Karimnagar Districts of Telangana State, India. SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science 3(3), 6-17.

Abstract:

The Peddavagu basin occupying an area of about 1751 km². The area falls under a semi-arid type of climate and consists of pink & gray granites and intrusions of dolerite dykes of Archaean age. Assessment groundwater quality for drinking, irrigation purpose use and hydrochemical evolution of groundwater has been studied. For this study groundwater samples were collected from 75 of the 36 bore wells and 39 open wells representing the entire study area. The water samples were analyzed for physio-chemical parameters like pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Hardness (TH), Calcium (Ca+²), Magnesium (Mg+²), Sodium (Na+), Potassium (K+), Carbonate (CaCo3), Bicarbonate (HCo3), Chloride (Cl+), Sulphate (So+² 4), Nitrate (No3), and Fluoride (F) using standards techniques in the laboratory and compared with the standards. The groundwater quality information maps of the entire study area have been prepared using spatial interpolation technique for all the above parameters. The result obtained in this study and the spatial database established in GIS will be helpful for monitoring and managing groundwater pollution in the study area. Mapping was coded for potable zones in the absence of better alternate source and non-potable zones in the study area, in terms of water quality.

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Key Words:

Groundwater, Quality, Hydrochemical parameters, spatial interpolation, irrigation Peddavagu sub-basin Warangal & Karimnagar Districts, Telangana State.