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An Integrated Application of Remote Sensing, GIS and VES for Artificial Recharging at Watershed from South Solapur Taluka, Solapur District, Maharashtra

Nanasaheb Jayawant Sathe, A. A. Salvithal


Over growing demand of water has led scientific community to plan augmentation of ground water by various methods. The objectives achieved in present study are to arrest run-off and silt flow, to facilitate infiltration of water. The study area considered is a small Micro Watershed from South Solapur District which is Drought prone zone. The study was an attempt to delineate the possible recharge zone for groundwater and also to identify the suitable sites for artificial recharge structures. The remote sensing, geographic information system and electrical resistivity (VES) has played important role in investigation for identifying the probable sites for artificial recharge structures.Subsurface resistivity sounding studies have revealed to know the subsurface lithological distribution and thickness of different layers and this has been correlated with local geological setup to suggest the artificial recharge structures.


remote sensing, electrical resistivity, geographical information system, SRTM, TIN etc.

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