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PMP Estimates for Kalpasar Project in Gulf of Khambhat (India)


Dr. Surinder Kaur , India Meteorological Department; P. K. Gupta, India Meteorological Department


Gulf of Khambhat, Kalpasar, SPS, PMP


Gulf of Khambat is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. Gujarat is a water deficit state specially the Saurashra region which is rocky and barren. The annual per capita water availability is 540 cubic meter in Saurashtra region which is much below the minimum requirement of 1700 cubic meter. To store surplus/untapped surface water, the Govt. of Gujarat proposes construction of Kalpasar project in the Gulf of Khambhat which is an eligible option that can store fresh water of the rivers of Dhadhar, Mahi, Sabarmati from one side and some of the Saurashtra rivers from the other side. This will be the world’s largest man made fresh water reservoir in the sea. For construction of reservoir, the design storm estimates are required for computation of design flood. In this paper, the design storm estimates in the form of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) estimates have been computed for the Kalpasar project in the Gulf of Khambhat.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I20160
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 94-100

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