The Bioscan, 2 (2) 125-129, 2007
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
SOIL EROSION STUDIES AND GROUNDWATER FLOW MODELLING OF
ALANTHURAI WATERSHED USING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
C.MEIARAJ* AND R.SUNDARARAJAN1
*Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore- 641 013, Tamil Nadu.
*ACCET, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.
E-mail: cneiaraj@yahoo.com

KEY WORDS

Erosion
GIS universal soil
Lossequation
Watershed
Ground Water


Received on:11.10.2006

Accepted on: 02.02.2007


*Corresponding
 Author

ABSTRACT

In Tamil Nadu, like in many other parts of India and elsewhere, a critical point has been reached so for resources like soil and water are concerned. Practically, all readily available surface and ground water resources, i.e. blue water, have already been tapped. It is time to improve allocation and co-operation with different groups to efficiently and effectively utilize and conserve the available resources. This multi-disciplinary project will benefit from the results of several studies like soil erosion studies and groundwater flow modelling carried out in the Alanthurai watershed region. The source of water for this region is Western Ghats. The project mainly deals with the groundwater modelling and soil erosion studies. Suitable measures have been recommended for the farmers in the region for conserving the water as well as soil.