Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Morphometric aspects of a small river system of Mirzapur District, Uttar Pradesh, India: A case study of Barhi river system
Author(s): RS Patel, D Sen Gupta, SK Tiwari, SB Dwivedi
Abstract: The Barhi watershed is a small river system passing through a highly vegetated region of Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Morphometric analysis has been carried to determine the spatial variations in the drainage characteristics using the Survey of India toposheet 63L/13 and Landsat 8 imagery data. The study revealed that the area consists of forth order drainage system and lower orders dominating the river system. The soil over the area has been derived from the parent rocks include limestone, schist, sandstone, slate, gneiss, phyllite and granite. The region is hilly terrain so mostly rainfed rivers are there. The morphometric analysis of the region provides a significant insight to the terrain characteristic and hydrological behavior which gives a proper base for a comprehensive management to tackle the water issues of the area.