Other sources of ground water
OTHER SOURCES OF GROUND WATER

Other sources of ground water

OTHER SOURCES OF GROUND WATER Besides different types of wells following may also sometimes becomes source of water for irrigation. Infiltration galleries Springs Karez. 1. Infiltration Galleries. They are horizontal or nearly horizontal tunnels which are construct through water bearing strata along the river banks to collect the inflow of ground water from river. They are also know horizontal wells. The galleries are made of bricks, or stones. The galleries are laid at some longitudinal slope so that the water collect in the gallery is led out of gallery under gravity flow. Galleries are provid with man holes for inspection and maintenance. Infiltration galleries are not use for getting water for irrigation purposes. 2. Springs. When ground water automatically comes to the surface and starts flowing it is call a spring. Springs are found in hills. They also supply very little quantity of water and as such are not adopt…

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