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Study of Ground Water Recharge from Rainfall in Dhaka City

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Ground water is the first choice for the Dhaka city dwellers. Compare to the over exploitation of ground water, the renewable recharge to aquifer is negligible as the surface area is decreasing due to construction of infrastructure and concrete pavement. The average rate of water table declination is 2.5m/yr. Change in rainfall pattern due to climate change affects soil water meteorological balance. This paper presents the quantitative assessment results of rainwater supply to groundwater for the study area (Kaderabad Housing Area, Mohammadpur). Water balance meteorological chart (2014) for this study area shows total 432mm per year stored in the ground which results in moist soil surface between June to September (considered as rainy season in Bangladesh).



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