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Hydrochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Tumkur Taluk, Karnataka State, India
Department of Civil Engineering, S.I.T., Tumkur –572103, India
Department of Civil Engineering, BMSCE, Bangalore –560019, India
UGC-CSA, Department of Mathematics, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bangalore- 560 001, India
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Received: 7 July 2008; Accepted: 27 August 2008 / Published: 30 September 2008
Abstract: Tumkur Taluk is located in the southeastern corner of Karnataka state between 13º 06'30" to 13º 31' 00" North latitude and 76º 59' 00" to 77º 19' 00" East Longitude. The Taluk spreads over an area of 1043 sq.km falling within the semiarid region and frequently facing water scarcity as well as quality problems. The major sources of employment are agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry, engaging almost 80% of the workforce. Water samples are collected from 269 stations during pre-monsoon and 279 locations during post-monsoon of the year 2006, and were subjected to analysis for chemical characteristics. The type of water that predominates in the study area is Ca-Mg-HCO3 type during both preand post-monsoon seasons of the year 2006, based on hydro-chemical facies. Besides, suitability of water for irrigation is evaluated based on sodium adsorption ratio, residual sodium carbonate, sodium percent, salinity hazard and USSL diagram.
Keywords: Groundwater; chemical characters; chemical classification; SAR; RSC; USSL diagram
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Sadashivaiah, C.; Ramakrishnaiah, C.R.; Ranganna, G. Hydrochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Tumkur Taluk, Karnataka State, India. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5, 158-164.
Sadashivaiah C, Ramakrishnaiah CR, Ranganna G. Hydrochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Tumkur Taluk, Karnataka State, India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2008; 5(3):158-164.
Sadashivaiah, C.; Ramakrishnaiah, C. R.; Ranganna, G. 2008. "Hydrochemical Analysis and Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Tumkur Taluk, Karnataka State, India." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 5, no. 3: 158-164.