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 JWARP  Vol.9 No.6 , May 2017
Hydrogeochemistry of Groundwater from Different Aquifer in Dimbhe Command Area of Ghod River, Maharashtra India
Abstract: The groundwater geochemistry of Dimbhe command area of Ghod River basin was evaluated based on major ions characteristic to decide its suitability for drinking, domestic use, and irrigation. Groundwater samples from different depth (shallow and deep) aquifer were collected and investigated for pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solid (TDS), Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, SO4, CO3, HCO3, NO3, Fe, and Mn. The results show that the shallow groundwater is dominated by Ca-HCO3 and Na-HCO3 and deep aquifer by Na-HCO3 water facies. The sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) and salinity hazard indicate that the groundwater from the shallow and deep aquifer is suitable for irrigation purposes, and part of the intermediate aquifer is not suitable for crop irrigation. Groundwater from the shallow and deep aquifer is regarded as fresh water and suitable for drinking, domestic and agricultural irrigation use.
Cite this paper: Pillai, G. and Khan, I. (2017) Hydrogeochemistry of Groundwater from Different Aquifer in Dimbhe Command Area of Ghod River, Maharashtra India. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 9, 656-662. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2017.96044.
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