DETAILS OF WORLD BANK AIDED HYDROLOGY PROJECT PHASE – I KARNATAKA SURFACE WATER
The Hydrology Project Phase - I was taken up with World Bank Assistance and the project became effective in Karnataka State on 10.12.1996. The project was implemented over a period of seven years and ended on 31.12.2003.
The object of this project was to set up a well-designed network in the country for collection of Hydrological and Hydro meteorological data both for Surface Water and Ground Water, in respect of quality and quantity.
The Technical assistance for this project was funded by the Govt., of Netherlands and the consultancy was provided by DHV Consultants.
The works programmed for the entire project as per the World Bank approved staff appraisal report was implemented during the project period. The physical progress achieved under the project is as under.
|1||Construction of Surface Water Data Centre Building at Bangalore||01|
|2||Construction of Divisional Data Processing Centre at Bagalkote||01|
|3||Procurement of Integrated Bathymetric Equipments for reservoir sedimentation survey & provided to KERS Mysore||01|
|4||Upgrading existing Standard Raingauge Stations (ORG)||170|
|5||Upgrading existing Autographic Raingauge Stations (SRRG)||57|
|6||Upgrading eleven existing Full Climatic Stations (FCS)||11|
|7||Establishing three new Full Climatic Stations (FCS)||03|
|8||Upgrading existing Gauge Discharge (GD) stations||27|
|9||Establishing new GD stations||13|
|10||Construction of Level - II Water Quality laboratories at KERS and Munirabad||02|
|11||Construction of Water Quality Level - I laboratory at river gauge sites||12|
|12||Procurement of vehicles for Gauging and Investigation offices of WRDO||40|
|13||Construction of Sediment Analysis labs||05|
|14||Construction of Residential Quarters at river gauge sites||16|
|15||Construction of site stores at river gauge sites||18|
|16||Procurement of Computer packages for State Data center||02|
|17||Procurement of Computer packages for Divisional and Sub-Divisional Data Processing Centres||17|
|18||Study of Regenerated flows at lokapavani||01|
Institutional Strengthening by imparting training to field observers, Supervisors and Officers (no. of trainings)
The Hydrology Project - I.. has thus helped the Department in creation of permanent assets for water resources department and helped in better collection of quality data, its computerization in SWDES software, its processing and for final storage. This Data is being disseminated to potential users for better water resources planning and management.