Groundwater study in the Piedmont zone of Mechi Mahananda interfluve in Darjiling district, West Bengal using remote sensing techniques

  • M. M. Jana
  • M. Dutta


The Mechi-Mahananda interfluve is a transitional area between the hills and the plains and exhibits a wide range of topographical variations. The drainage system of the area has a close relationship with lithology and landforms. The rivers originating in the hills attain a braiding character and have well developed alluvial fans. Piedmont plain covers a large area and has high ground water potential. The river terraces and flood plains also have high potentialities of ground water targeting. Fluctuation of water table is very high in the upper piedmont plain dependent upon the proximity to the drainage lines.


Ground Water Flood Plain Ground Water Level River Terrace Piedmont Plain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Jana
    • 1
  • M. Dutta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Applied GeographyNorth Bengal UniversityDarjiling

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