Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2017)
Quantitative geomorphic analysis of Thandla area, Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh and its application in ground water exploration: A case study
Author(s): Anil Katara, Pramendra Dev
Abstract: The paper deals with the application of quantitative geomorphic analysis in the exploration strategy of ground water resource in Thandla area of Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh, has been carried out on the basis of Survey of India Toposheet no. 46 I/12, on a 2 cm = 1 km scale. The drainage basin has been divided into seven sub-basins A, B, C, D, E, F and G. The Linear, Areal and Relief parameters have been calculated. The determinations of morphometric variables include number and order of streams, length, width and area of the basin. The determinations of important parameters such as the Bifurcation ratio (1 to 7), Drainage density (1.33 to 2.28 1/km), Length of Overland flow (0.219 to 0.375 km), Stream frequency (1.716 to 3.302 1/km2), Form factor (0.430 to 0.916), Circularity ratio (0.974 to1.35), Elongation ratio (10.68 to 19.18 km), Lemniscates (0.272 to 0.580), Basin relief (5 to 25 m), Relief ratio (0.588 to 3.809 m) and Ruggedness number (9.7 to 45.6) in respect of seven sub-basins of the study drainage basin have been determined. The application of morphometric parameters has been discussed. The morphometric data enables to locate favourable ground water potential locations in Thandla study area.