Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 281–285 | Cite as

Hydromorphogeological Mapping for Groundwater Prospecting Using Landsat-MSS Images — A Case Study of Part of Dhanbad District, Bihar

  • A Tiwari
  • B Rai


The Dhanbad district in Bihar, feces acate water scareity and is chronically drought prone. The groundwater resources in the area have not been fully exploited. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the groundwater prospective zones, Landsat-5 MSS data of band-2 and band-4 and false colour composite of band 2, 3, 4 were interpreted visually to differentiate different hydromarphogeological units and to delineate the major trends of lineaments. The different geomorphic features identified are linear ridges, residual hills, pediplain, buried pedtment and dissected pediplain, besides lineaments. The study shows that the pediplain and buried pediments are promising zones for groundwater prospecting.


False Colour Composite Groundwater Prospect Hard Rock Terrain Linear Ridge Residual Hill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A Tiwari
    • 1
  • B Rai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyB.N. CollegePatna
  2. 2.Mumbai

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