Development of Rainfall Recharge Model for Natural Groundwater Recharge Estimation in Godagari Upazila of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 48-52
Received: Mar. 3, 2014; Published: Mar. 30, 2014
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Md. Nurul Islam, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Anupam Chowdhury, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Kazi Moinul Islam, Department of Civil Engineering, Southern University Bangladesh, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mohammed Ziaur Rahaman, Department of Civil Engineering, Southern University Bangladesh, Chittagong, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Estimation and forecast of groundwater recharge and capacity of aquifer are essential issues in effective groundwater resource management in Bangladesh. Godagari Upazilla is located in High Barind Tract situated in the northwestern part of Bangladesh. A typical dry climate with comparatively high temperature prevails in this Barind area. It is particularly significant in regions with large demands for groundwater supplies to meet irrigation needs, where such resources are the key to economic growth. However, the rate of aquifer recharge is one of the most complicated factors to assess in the evaluation of groundwater resources. Assessment of recharge, by whatever method, is normally subject to large uncertainties and errors. In this paper, an attempt has been taken to develop a rainfall recharge model by non-linear regression technique to determine groundwater recharge using only annual rainfall data in Godagari Upazilla based upon groundwater balance study carried out for a number of years. It was also proven that the developed model provided an accurate estimation for similar projects
Keywords
Ground Water, Rainfall, Recharge, Water Balance
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Md. Nurul Islam, Anupam Chowdhury, Kazi Moinul Islam, Mohammed Ziaur Rahaman, Development of Rainfall Recharge Model for Natural Groundwater Recharge Estimation in Godagari Upazila of Rajshahi District, Bangladesh, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 48-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20140202.16
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