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Volume 21, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2545–2557, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2545-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2545–2557, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2545-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 23 May 2017

Research article | 23 May 2017

Reviving the “Ganges Water Machine”: where and how much?

Lal Muthuwatta et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Jan 2016) by Nandita Basu
AR by Lal Muthuwatte on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Mar 2016) by Nandita Basu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 Mar 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (18 Apr 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 May 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 May 2016) by Nandita Basu
AR by Lal Muthuwatte on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Oct 2016) by Nandita Basu
AR by Lal Muthuwatte on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (11 Feb 2017) by Nandita Basu
AR by Lal Muthuwatte on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Apr 2017) by Nandita Basu
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Agricultural production in the Ganges River basin is affected by the water shortage in the dry months, while the excess water during the rainy season causes floods in the downstream. Annual total surface runoff generated in the basin is about 298 ± 99 Bm3, and runoff in the monsoon months contributes up to 80 % of this total runoff. Comparison of sub-basin-wise surface runoff with the estimated unmet water demand indicated that capturing only a portion of the wet-season runoff would be sufficient.
Agricultural production in the Ganges River basin is affected by the water shortage in the dry...
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