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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (95) Last page : (104)
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A Case Study of Watershed Management for Rafiabad-B Watershed

Jasir Mushtaq 1*, Sheikh Umar1, Mohd Ayoub Malik1, Mohammed Aasif2 
and Tariq Ahmad3
1Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir-190006, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Niilm University, 136027, Haryana, India
3Department of Geography, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 190006, India
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Received: 10.05.2018 | Revised: 14.06.2018 | Accepted: 21.06.2018  



Rafiabad-Bl is a small village located at distance of 24 Kms from Baramulla district. It lies between 34◦13’N latitude and 74◦23’E longitude with mean elevation of 1581 meters. It consists of three micro-watersheds namely Seripora (Brm-1-1), Markoot  (Brm-1-2), Chanam(Brm-1-4). The present study was undertaken for estimating the availability and condition of resources and their respective use over a period of time. As very limited information about natural resources, their condition and utilization was available, therefore the present study was undertaken for estimating the status and condition of natural resources and changes in it over the period of time i.e., from 1991 to 2000. Some measures have been adopted to recharge the ground water resources and prevent soil erosion. Hence it is planned to take such engineering and biological measures which will direct this extra runoff to ground water storage. Geographic information system (GIS) an essential tool for watershed planning and management tasks. For the GIS mapping drainage network, topography, geology maps, flow path of water are to be easily locate. Efforts are made to divert large amount of rainwater to recharge ground water resources.

Key words: Engineering measures, Watershed management techniques, ground water storage, soil erosion Geographic information System

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Cite this article: Mushtaq, J., Umar, S., Malik, M. A., Aasif, M. and Ahmad, T., A Case Study of Watershed Management for Rafiabad-B Watershed, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 95-104 (2018). doi: