Wakal River

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Wakal River
Wakal River basin in Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India.jpg
Wakal River basin
Location
CountryIndia
StateRajasthan and Gujarat
Physical characteristics
SourceUdaipur district, Rajasthan[1]
MouthSabarmati River
 ⁃ coordinates
24°20′27″N 73°06′31″E / 24.3407°N 73.1085°E / 24.3407; 73.1085Coordinates: 24°20′27″N 73°06′31″E / 24.3407°N 73.1085°E / 24.3407; 73.1085
Basin size1851 square kilometres[2]

The Wakal River is a tributary to the Sabarmati River in Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India.

Course[edit]

The river originates in the south-western spurs of the Aravalli range,[3] and meets the Sabarmati River after traversing a distance of 158 kilometres.[3]. Mansi and Parvi are two main tributaries of the Wakal River.[4]

Watershed[edit]

The area of the Wakal River's watershed is 1851 square kilometres,[2] and is spread out over Udaipur district of Rajasthan and Sabarkantha district of Gujarat.[3] 98% of the basin area lies in Rajasthan, the remainder in Gujarat.[5][6] The mean annual surface water yield for the basin is 319.4 million cubic metres.[2]

There are 24 minor irrigation projects in the watershed, with a total live storage capacity of 65.98 million cubic metres.[7] The Mansi Wakal Dam is the largest dam in the basin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Surface Water Resources Assessment Report - Wakal River Basin, Rajasthan, India. Global Water Sustainability Program,. 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Planning of Water Resources of Rajasthan State, Report 4.2 - Basin-Wise Water Availability. Tahal Group. 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Jain, Sharad K; Agarwal, Pushpendra K; Singh, Vijay P (2007). Hydrology and Water Resources of India. Springer.
  4. ^ Biswas, Himadri (2008). Numerical groundwater flow modeling in the Wakal River basin, India. Miami: Florida International University.
  5. ^ Wakal Hydrogeology Assessment Report - Wakal River Basin, Rajasthan, India. Miami: Global Water Sustainability Program. 2008.
  6. ^ Sinha, A. K. (2012). An Integrated Approach of Groundwater Management in Wakal River Basin using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System. Udaipur.
  7. ^ Planning of Water Resources of Rajasthan State, Report 4.3 - Detailed Study of Catchment Area. Tahal Group. 2014.