Wakel river basin project (RAINFALL (, 96% between June and September),…
Wakel river basin project
The Thar desert, in the south of Rajasthan, north west India
temperature can reach in the summer
96% between June and September
over use of irigaton
Over abstraction from unregulated pumps = falling water tables in aquifers & some wells have dried up.
Increase water supply and storage using appropriate local solutions
An underground storage system about 3m in diameter and 3-4m deep. They collect surface water from roofs.
can hold 20,000 litre
small earth dams to capture rainwater
Five rivers that used to dry up following the monsoon now flow throughout the year
These have helped to raise water tables by up to 6m
irrigation channels that transfer the water to the fields