CSVTU, B.E. VII Semester, CIVIL Engineering,Water Resources Engineering – I Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 7th Branch: Civil Engineering

Subject: Water Resources Engineering – I Code: 320712 (20)

Unit 1

Introduction Need for Irrigation, Advantages and Disadvantages of irrigation, development of irrigation in India.

Types of Irrigation systems – Flow Irrigation, Tank Irrigation, Lift Irrigation, Tube Well Irrigation. Soil- Water-Crop relationship, Soil groups in India. Methods of Irrigation Introduction, requirement of irrigation methods, surface and sub surface irrigation, sprinkler and drip irrigation.

Water Requirement of Crops Introduction, Water requirement of crop, quantity of water for irrigation, consumptive use of water or evapo-transpiration, crop season and crops of India, crop period and base period, delta, duty of water, relationship between delta duty and base period, factors affecting duty, methods of improving duty, Intensity of irrigation, irrigation requirement of crops.

Unit 2

Canal Irrigation

Classification of canal, parts of canal irrigation system, canal alignment, lay-out of canal system,

typical canal cross section, command areas, losses in irrigation systems, water requirement of

irrigation channels.

Design of Stable Channels in Alluvium

Introduction, Kennedy’s silt theory, Garret’s diagram, Lacey’s Theory, Lacey’s regime equations,

Lacey’s shock theory, Design of channels by Kennedy’s and Lacey’s theories, Use of Lacey’s

diagrams, maintenance of Irrigation channels, sediment transport, silting of canals and its control.

Unit 3

Water Logging and its Control

Causes and ill effects of water logging, prevention and control, reclamation of water logged and saline

lands, surface drainage.

Design of Lined Channels

Introduction, benefits of lining, types of lining, economics of lining, procedure and design of lined


Distribution of canal waters

System of regulation and control, requirement of a good outlet, types of outlet.

Water Distribution System

Rotational delivery (Warabandi), Continuous delivery and delivery on demand, Role of command area

development authority, Functions and organisational structures.

Unit 4

River behaviour, Control and Training

Objects, river characteristics, river patterns, classification of river training works, methods of river

training embankments, bank protection, spurs, cutoffs, pitched island, river diversion, meandering

causes and parameters.

Flood Control

Introduction, Flood estimation, levees and embankments, channel improvement, flood ways

evacuation and flood plain zoning, economics of flood control, National Policy of floods, flood


Unit 5

Reservoir Planning

Introduction, Type of reservoirs, storage zones of a reservoir, mass curve and demand curve,

determination of reservoir capacity, safe field.

Flood Routing

Graphical method, trial and error method, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation, life of reservoir,

environmental effects of reservoirs.

Name of Text Books:

Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures – S.K. Garg (Khanna Publications)

Irrigation Engineering – B.C. Punmia (Laxmi Publications)

Name of Reference Books:

Irrigation, Water Resources and Water Power Engineering – Dr. P.N. Modi (Standard Book House)

Theory and Design of Irrigation Structures (Volume – I & II) – Varshney (Nem Chand & Bros.)

Irrigation Engineering – Asawa G.L. (New Age International Publications)

Fundamentals of Irrigation Engineering – Bharat Singh (Nem Chand & Bros.)

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