Application of Morphometric Analysis in Ground water Exploration in Narwar – Palkhanda Sector of Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Pankaj Barbele


The paper incorporates the application of morphometric analysis in ground water extraction of the study area Narwar­- Palkhanda located in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The area is characterized by the dominance of Deccan Traps (Cretaceous to Lower Eocene). Geomorphic landform features such as hills, mounds, valleys and soils are recognized. Morphometric analysis of study area drainage basin has been conducted on the basis of topographic map on 1:50,000 (Survey of India toposheet no. 46M/16). The determination of the morphometric parameters includes Areal, Linear and Basin Relief aspects such as Bifurcation ration (5.16), Drainage density (0.7), Length of over land flow (0.82), Stream frequency (0.34), circulatory ratio (0.32), Elongation ratio (0.35), Form factor (0.19), Lemniscate ratio (1.31), Basin relief (8), and Ruggedness number (6.64). The morphometric parameters of drainage basin indicate the existence of a dendritic drainage pattern. The morphometric analysis helps in the identification of ground water potential sites in the Narwar-Palkhanda sector of Ujjain area. The conventional technique of morphometric analysis has been adopted in this paper to visualize the characteristics of Narwar-Palkhanda drainage basin and their applications in delineation of ground water potential sites to resolve the problem of regular water supply.


Application, Morphometric analysis, Ground water, Narwar-Palkhanda, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

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