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Assessment of Drainage Morphometry and Watersheds Prioritization of Siddheswari River Basin, Eastern India

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Abstract

This paper aims to assess the applicability of morphometric parameters (linear and areal) for watershed management. In the present study Siddheswari river (length of main stream 84.36 km, basin area 873.88 km2), a right-bank non-perennial tributary of Mayurakshi river has been used. The main objectives of the present study include assessment of morphometric parameters and prioritization of sub-watersheds of Siddheswari river basin using several morphometric parameters. To fulfill the basic objectives, several morphometric parameters have been computed using reliable methods and prioritization of sub-watersheds has been done as morphometry of drainage basin gives a clear picture of basin and changing pattern of basin also. Prioritization result shows that the sub-watershed-7 needs highest priority and sub-watershed-28 needs least priority for soil erosion and water quality maintenance.

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Sutradhar, H. Assessment of Drainage Morphometry and Watersheds Prioritization of Siddheswari River Basin, Eastern India. J Indian Soc Remote Sens (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-020-01108-5

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  • Morphometry
  • Prioritization
  • Sub-watersheds
  • Soil erosion