Delineation of drainage potential area using geospatial techniques: A case study in the Indravati River Basin of India
For end users who use river networks and channel branches, the geo-hydrological examination of a basin is always of utmost relevance. With the aid of a remote sensing technique and GIS tool, this study attempted to evaluate the geomorphological properties of the strategic basin situated at Indravati River, Chhattisgarh, India. The findings might provide details about the basin's structural configuration, topographic features, and current geological variation. With dendritic, parallel, and trellis drainage patterns, the Indravati watershed was dispersed over a region of 29,408 km2 in the state of Chhattisgarh. The study area was classified as a fifth-order basin based on the findings. Lower and middle order streams pre-dominate the basin, which has gentle to steep slope terrain, medium-dense vegetation, and less permeable soil. When determining the ideal locations for recharge structures, the findings from the morphometric assessment of the basin can help to more effectively assess and manage water resources.