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Course Detail

Course Name Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering
Course Code 15CVL314
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Semester Six
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction – hydrologic cycle – catchment – stream patterns – description of the basin – hydrometeorology – constituents and vertical structure of atmosphere – general circulation – transitory systems – meteorological observations – formation of precipitation, types of precipitation, forms of precipitation, climate and weather seasons in India, rainfall variations, measurement, presentation of rainfall data, mean precipitation, abstractions from precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff, hydrograph – concepts, assumptions and limitations of unit hydrograph. Ground water – aquifer types – flow of ground water – well hydraulics – types of wells – other sources of ground water. Irrigation – total planning concept – water requirements of crops – command area – duty-delta. Irrigation efficiency – irrigation requirement of crops.

Unit 2

Reservoir planning – site investigation – zones of storage – Reservoir yield – Estimation of Reservoir Capacity – Reservoir Sedimentation – Reservoir losses and control – Life of Reservoir. Diversion headworks – Types of diversion works – location of canal headworks – components of headworks – weir and barrages – causes of failure of weirs on permeable foundation and their remedies – criteria for the design of weirs and barrages – Design of impervious floor for subsurface flow – Bligh’s creep theory – Khosla’s theory design procedure. Dams – Types of dams and their selection – Gravity dam, arch dam, buttress dam, earth dams. Gravity dam – analysis and design. Spillways – Different types and suitability – Energy dissipation structures below spillway.

Unit 3

Canal Regulation structures – intake structures, canal falls – canal regulators – canal escapes – Tank irrigation – Surplussing arrangements in minor irrigation tanks – Metering flumes – canal outlets – outlet works through dams and river intakes – cross drainage works-types and selection of type of cross drainage works. Design and detailing of surplus weir, canal regulator and canal drop.

Text Books

  1. Garg, S. K., “Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures”, Khanna Publishers, 2006.
  2. P. N Modi, Irrigation, Water Resources, and Water power Engineering, Standard Book House, 2014.


  • Linsley. R., Water Resources Engineering, McGraw-Hill International Edition, 1996.
  • Ven Te Chow, Applied Hydrology, McGraw Hill Book Co, New York, 1988.
  • K. Subramanya, Engineering Hydrology, Tata McGraw – hill publishers, New Delhi, 2008.
  • Mays. L. W. Water Resources Handbook, McGraw – Hill International Edition, 1996
  • Singh V. P, Elementary hydrology, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1992.

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