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Groundwater Zoning for the North-West Region of Bangladesh
Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 52-61
Received: Aug. 29, 2020; Accepted: Sep. 14, 2020; Published: Oct. 26, 2020
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Md. Iquebal Hossain, Department of Civil EngineeriBarind Multipurpose Development Authority, Rajshahi, Bangladeshng, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh;
Niamul Bari, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Iqbal Matin, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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For proper planning and management of groundwater of an area, zoning of groundwater is essential which can be done by using modeling tool. Groundwater zoning is very important, especially for irrigation project as well as drinking needs. So, the present study aims to assess the zoning of groundwater at the Joypurhat district located in the north-west region of Bangladesh. MIKE SHE modelling tool has been used for this study. A groundwater flow model has been developed with calibrating for the period of 2001 to 2006 and validating for 1995 to 2000. As Hand Tube Well (HTW) and Shallow Tube Well (STW) operate under suction mode and they can operate with full efficiency when groundwater table remains within 6m from ground surface, this depth has been considered as the safe yield criteria. Groundwater zoning has been done based on the safe yield criteria. At the end of April groundwater level goes below 6m from the ground surface in Kali, Khetlal, Akkelpur and Panchbibi upazila. These areas are considered as deep zone. On the contrary, Joypurhat Sadarupazila is considered as the shallow zone because groundwater level remains within the 6 m from the ground surface in this upazila.
Groundwater, Groundwater Zoning, Aquifer, Mathematical Modelling, Hydraulic Conductivity, Specific Yield, North-West, Bangladesh
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Md. Iquebal Hossain, Niamul Bari, Iqbal Matin, Groundwater Zoning for the North-West Region of Bangladesh, Hydrology. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 52-61. doi: 10.11648/j.hyd.20200803.13
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