Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

Taluka Kamber has been the receiving of natural calamities turned disasters due to its geographical location. The area is in constant threat of the surface drainage effluent coming from Balochistan Plateaus and Local drains. The toxic and highly contaminated water from different drains has devastating and impact on the natural lakes and agricultural lands of the region. The natural flow routes of the flood water have been interrupted at many places which have increased the impact and frequency of the floods in the area. The investigated area is very famous for the paddy and wheat production in the country, but its average production of both crops is reducing. Growers dependent on the cultivation of wheat crop on the land degraded by the Hairdrin Drain as well as on rain fed agriculture on the uplands of Kachho also has been facing difficult situation interestingly, since 1998-1999 not only the Rabi Minor command lands were submerged in Hairdrin Drain but since the same year there has been drastic reduction in the rainfall in Kachho resulting in the failure in any crop production in the area at rain fed irrigation. The experienced started taking its toll as due to the use of saline water. The salinity is affecting the area of Kachho. The situation has become dismal to the extent that last year, the wheat crop yield was not even 200 kg per acre. As a result the growers were not even able to recover the expenditure incurred on the inputs. The study shows that a solution of the problem is possible for the development of the agriculture in the study area.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Impacts of Drain Water on Soils and Crops and It Causes: A Case Study of Kamber Taluka, Pakistan

Chicago, Illinois

Taluka Kamber has been the receiving of natural calamities turned disasters due to its geographical location. The area is in constant threat of the surface drainage effluent coming from Balochistan Plateaus and Local drains. The toxic and highly contaminated water from different drains has devastating and impact on the natural lakes and agricultural lands of the region. The natural flow routes of the flood water have been interrupted at many places which have increased the impact and frequency of the floods in the area. The investigated area is very famous for the paddy and wheat production in the country, but its average production of both crops is reducing. Growers dependent on the cultivation of wheat crop on the land degraded by the Hairdrin Drain as well as on rain fed agriculture on the uplands of Kachho also has been facing difficult situation interestingly, since 1998-1999 not only the Rabi Minor command lands were submerged in Hairdrin Drain but since the same year there has been drastic reduction in the rainfall in Kachho resulting in the failure in any crop production in the area at rain fed irrigation. The experienced started taking its toll as due to the use of saline water. The salinity is affecting the area of Kachho. The situation has become dismal to the extent that last year, the wheat crop yield was not even 200 kg per acre. As a result the growers were not even able to recover the expenditure incurred on the inputs. The study shows that a solution of the problem is possible for the development of the agriculture in the study area.