Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018

  • 1. Study of soil infiltration rates on different soil conditions at selected sites

    Authors : P Anil Kumar, P V M Vardhan, S N Karishma

    Pages : 223-227

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.101.40

    Keywords : Double Ring InfiltrometerGroundwaterInfiltration RateRangampet

    Abstract :

    Infiltration rate in soil science is that the rate at which soil is able to absorb the amount of rainfall or irrigation. The rate decreases as the soil becomes saturated. This happens when the precipitation rate exceeds the infiltration rate, thus runoff will usually occur. The rate of infiltration can be measured using an infiltrometer. The study area aimed to determine the infiltration rates of different soils under different soil conditions at selected sites at Chandragiri mandal, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. Experimental work was carried out on grey soil and red soil. Soil conditions considered for grey soil were ploughed, unploughed and compacted, for red soil ploughed, unploughed and compacted. In the present study, double ring infiltrometer was used for measurement. From the results it is observed that the infiltration rate is high for ploughed soil in comparison with the compacted soils. The present study will be useful for groundwater recharge and its estimation.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    P Anil Kumar, P V M Vardhan, S N Karishma, "Study of soil infiltration rates on different soil conditions at selected sites", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=928&j_id=4409, Volume 10 Issue 1 - March 2018, 223-227, #ijltetorg