SPRINGSHED MANAGEMENT OF PHAYENG: A CASE STUDY
Over the years, many of these springs are drying up or becoming seasonal especially in the lean season resulting in very meagre discharge leading to water scarcity. In the wake of global warming and climate change, the sponge effect of the land will decreased resulting in very less percolation of the rainwater. The percolation percentage of rainwater through deforested slopes has been estimated to be less than 15 % which will be available for recharge of the springs. The remaining fraction of rainwater will flow down causing floods and hampering the hydrological balance.