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We present a framework for forecasting water storage requirements in the agricultural sector and an application of this framework to water risk assessment in India. Our framework involves defining a crop-specific water stress index and applying a particular statistical forecasting model to predict seasonal water stress for the crop of interest. The application focused on forecasting crop water stress for potatoes grown during the monsoon season in the Satara district of Maharashtra.
HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5125–5141, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5125-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5125–5141, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5125-2018

Research article 04 Oct 2018

Research article | 04 Oct 2018

Season-ahead forecasting of water storage and irrigation requirements – an application to the southwest monsoon in India

Arun Ravindranath et al.

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We present a framework for forecasting water storage requirements in the agricultural sector and an application of this framework to water risk assessment in India. Our framework involves defining a crop-specific water stress index and applying a particular statistical forecasting model to predict seasonal water stress for the crop of interest. The application focused on forecasting crop water stress for potatoes grown during the monsoon season in the Satara district of Maharashtra.
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