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Groundwater, remote sensing, geophysics, well-yield


Water constitutes one of the sensitive environmental parameters of the hydrological processes. Therefore, the study of water resources exploitation sustainable to the environment is important. Water resources development in hard rock terrain in many parts of Kerala state poses a key issue in the management strategy. The sustainable aspect of the water resources exploration in this state necessitates the need for a better water resources management. Usefulness of remote sensing techniques in conjunction with geophysical investigation and yield analysis were attempted in understanding the groundwater resources potential of diverse land cover classes around Kasaragod, located in the northern tip of Kerala state. This work provides a methodological approach for an evaluation of the water resources in hard rock terrain and enables an opening of the scope for further development and management practices.