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DROUGHT A WATER SCARCITY – CASE STUDY BY STATISTICAL APPROACH

Publication Date : 27/10/2015



Author(s) :

Venkatesan V.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 10
(10 - 2015)



Abstract :

In spite of the technological advancements made by India the drought still continues to be the major factor of uncertainty. The multiple effects of occurrence of drought in the arid and semi arid and semi arid regions have been reviewed. With this the drought is one of the worst natural calamities that have affected the humankind throughout the history. So that periodical assessment of the in a region must be necessary to take the management measures. The underlying concept of this paper is that the amount of precipitation required for the near normal operation of established economy of the area. For the recent years monsoon rainfall was meager and not able to cater the irrigation demand in most part of the Tamil Nadu. The objective of the study is to assess the water deficit in the form of drought severity in the study area of Cuddalore district by Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index and Cumulative effects of the rainfall as meteorological drought, the water deficit quantification of reservoirs and wells by Herbst drought assessment method were estimated and specified in the form of crop water requirements. After the examination of the drought intensity in the study area by the above said approaches were compared and concluded with their behavior to describe the water deficit.


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DROUGHT A WATER SCARCITY – CASE STUDY BY STATISTICAL APPROACH

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