Land & Water Management Studies Branch

The Basic Research Branch is one of the five branches functioning under Hydraulics Division of Karnataka Engineering Research Station which was established in the year 1972. This branch was renamed in the year 1982 as Hydrology Branch. Later on, this branch was renamed as Land & Water Management Studies Branch at present.


Mainly this branch is responsible for :

  • Conducting the canal water gauging operations at main canals and distributaries of the major and medium irrigation projects of Karnataka.
  • In house calibration (rating) of the current meters, which will be used for the canal gauging. The calibration of current meters will be made for current meters arriving from all over the India.
  • Conducting the studies related to the seepages of canals upon the request from the project authorities.
  • Conducting the studies related to the canal lining i.e., carrying capacity, efficiency etc.,
  • Canal gauging will also be conducted for Hydraulic Discharge, to the Hydroelectric Power Generation projects for both government and private projects.

In house Facilities :

  • Presently at LWMS branch, which is located at the Krishnarajasagara has Rating tank of capacity 300x8x6 ft for the purpose of carrying out the current meter calibration.

Contact Details

Research Officer
Land and Water Management Studies Branch
Hydraulics Division
Karnataka Engineering Division
Krishnarajasagara, Mandya
Karnataka - 571607
Phone (O) : 08236-297253
Cell: +91 9880049497
Email: [email protected]

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