Modelling of snowmelt runoff across the Himalayan Region
Keywords:Climate change, runoff modelling, hydro power, Lidder catchment, snowmelt runoff
The Snowmelt-Runoff Model (SRM) was used to evaluate the impact of climate change on hydrological aspects of Lidder River Catchment of the Himalayan Region. It was observed that the river has an average discharge of 1082.49 cusecs. The coefficient of determination (R2) was varies in the range 0.90-0.95 during model validation period (2013-2018).The average coefficient of determination 0.926 and average seasonal volume difference (Dv) was obtained (-) 0.83%. The snow melt runoff harvested water can be used to bring 10 per cent more area under irrigation and water use efficiency which can be increased to an extent of 12-15 per cent for sustainable agriculture production in the Himalayan Region.
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