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Importance of irrigation return flow on the groundwater budget of a rural basin in India

  title={Importance of irrigation return flow on the groundwater budget of a rural basin in India},
  author={Jean‐Christophe Mar{\'e}chal and Laurent Galeazzi and Benoit Dewandel and Shakeel Ahmed},
  journal={IAHS-AISH publication},
In many areas of India, the assessment of groundwater balance at the basin scale is a very important challenge for better management of this resource that is stressed by high exploitation through pumping for irrigation. A methodology is presented and applied to a case study in a hard-rock area. The methodology is based on the relationship between the water balance over a given period and resulting water level fluctuations (Water Table Fluctuation method). It is found that the main positive term… 

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