Quality of Groundwater and Seawater Intrusion Along Northern Chennai Metropolitan City (India)

  • Sithu G. D. SridharEmail author
  • Muthusamy Balasubramanian
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Fifty-five groundwater samples were collected during each monsoon season representing the pre-monsoon and post monsoon seasons for four consecutive years from 2014 to 2018 to assess the groundwater quality. As the study area represents a coastal aquifer, seawater intrusion studies were also carried out in the northern region of Chennai Metropolitan City, Tamil Nadu, India. They were analyzed to establish the physical and chemical characteristics, such as pH, EC, TDS, Ca+, Mg+, Na+, K+, Cl, HCO3−, SO4 and NO3. Chennai Metro city experienced more than 40 cm of rainfall within two days due to a cloudburst during December 2015 and its effect is being reported.


Chennai metropolitan city Coastal aquifer Physico-chemical characteristics Quality of groundwater and seawater intrusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sithu G. D. Sridhar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muthusamy Balasubramanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied GeologyUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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