Uttarakhand

NGT forms Central Monitoring Committee for rivers
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years ago

Central Monitoring Committee formed to ensure pollution-free river stretches

Biodiversity monitoring is key to assess the efficacy of river cleaning programmes. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Government announces new river revival strategy
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 3 months ago

Environment ministry announces new strategy to revive major river water systems

River Cauvery at Hogenakal, Karnataka (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
2016 might show worse impacts of El Nino, predicts WMO
News this week Swati Bansal posted 5 years 5 months ago

2015 the warmest year since 1850: WMO

Annual average temperature map (Source: Robert A. Rohde via Wikimedia Commons)
Man-made trouble in Bhimtal lake
Tourism and other human interventions in the Bhimtal area in Uttarakhand has led to drastic changes that have altered the way of life and land use in the region. Can this trend be reversed? sabitakaushal posted 7 years 1 month ago

The Himalayan region is facing an unprecedented onslaught of modernization. Large-scale construction, deforestation and pollution are taking a toll on it's pristine eciology. This includes the beautiful Bhimtal lake in Nainital district, Uttarakhand.

Bhimtal Lake (Source: Wkipedia)
Water quality studies of Lake Nainital and surroundings – A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The report provides an account of the findings of water quality studies of Lake Nainital and surroundings. Rama Mani posted 10 years 10 months ago

The report provides an account of the findings of water quality studies of Lake Nainital and surroundings. Even though quite a few water quality investigations have been conducted by other researchers, they were more focused on biological aspects and overlooked the hydrological aspects. Further, not all of the earlier studies on Nainital incorporated the groundwater quality aspects, which are essential to establish the background values that can be ascribed to the geology of the region. Only after establishing these, the pollution levels can be assessed.

Study of Lake Nainital: Groundwater interaction using Isotope techniques - A research report by National Institute of Hydrology
The study undertakes hydrological investigations to develop a conceptual model for the water balance of Lake Nainital in Kumaon Himalayas. rajshekar posted 10 years 10 months ago

The study undertakes hydrological investigations to develop a conceptual model for the water balance of Lake Nainital in Kumaon Himalayas. All the components of lake water balance, except the sub-surface ones, have been measured or estimated using standard methods like isotope mass balance method in conjunction with the conventional water balance method. The sub surface outflow from the lake was assessed by studying the hydraulic interconnection of the lake and downstream springs using environmental tracers.

A hydrological study of Lake Nainital – A research report by the National Institute of Hydrology
The hydrological study develops a water balance of the Lake Nainital to facilitate the utilization of its water in a planned and systematic manner. rajshekar posted 10 years 10 months ago

The hydrological study develops a water balance of the Lake Nainital to facilitate the utilization of its water in a planned and systematic manner. The lack of knowledge of input and output parameters such as subsurface inflow, use of lake water for domestic and industrial purposes, evaporation loss and leakage from lake including the outflow through sluice gates had created uncertainty in determining the availability of water in the lake. The study attempts to understand the behavior of the input and output parameters in detail by using both conventional and isotopic techniques.

The lake meets the local drinking and domestic water needs and is for the most part fed by rainfall during monsoon and by inflow from perennial springs and subsurface inflow during the non-monsoon season.

The restoration of Nainital lake
The restoration of Nainital lake iwp posted 13 years 1 month ago