Hydrogeological Data of SW Bengal Basin

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This resource contains various hydrogeological data from the SW Bengal Basin in India and Bangladesh. These data have been used in a cross border groundwater studies aiming to understand the sources of high arsenic concentration in deep (>150m) groundwater. All of the groundwater radiocarbon, d13C, 3H, arsenic data, and sediment age data indicating the source as 'this study' have been collected by a team of researchers lead by this author. Other data such as pumptest data, sediment ages, and borehole lithology have been compiled by the author from various published sources mentioned in the source column of each data, detail citation of each of those sources are provided in the source section. Borehole data showing lithology as a function of depth in 1452 locations. The radiocarbon, d13C, 3H, arsenic data are available for 33 locations along two latitudinal transects one paralleling 23.22 and the other 22.87 degree latitudes. Pump test data is available in 18 locations. There are a total of 18 sediment age data.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude




Derived From: Japan International Cooperation Agency (2002), The study on the ground water development of deep aquifers for safe drinking water supply to arsenic affected areas in western Bangladesh, Main Report, Book 1, Dhaka.
Derived From: Deshmukh, D. S. et al. (1973), Geology and groundwater resources of the alluvial areas of West Bengal, Bull. Geol. Surv. India. Ser. B. Eng. Geol. Groundw., (34), 1–467.
Derived From: Mukherjee, A., Fryar, A. E., & Howell, P. D. (2007). Regional hydrostratigraphy and groundwater flow modeling in the arsenic-affected areas of the western Bengal basin, West Bengal, India. Hydrogeology Journal, 15(7), 1397–1418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-007-0208-7
Derived From: DPHE and JICA. (2010). Borelog Data Book. (M. S. Islam & M. R. Khan, Eds.). Dhaka: Department of Public Health Engineering, Local Government Division, Ministry of LGRD and Co-operatives, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
Derived From: McArthur, J. M., P. Ravenscroft, D. M. Banerjee, J. Milsom, K. a. Hudson-Edwards, S. Sengupta, C. Bristow, a. Sarkar, S. Tonkin, and R. Purohit (2008), How paleosols influence groundwater flow and arsenic pollution: A model from the Bengal Basin and its worldwide implication, Water Resour. Res., 44
Derived From: Stanley, D. J., and A. K. Hait (2000), Holocene depositional patterns, neotectonics and Sundarban mangroves in the western Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, J. Coast. Res., 16(1), 26–39, doi:10.2307/4300009.
Derived From: BWDB (2013), Establishment of Monitoring Network and Mathematical Model Study to Assess Salinity Intrusion in Groundwater in the Coastal Area of Bangladesh due to Climate Change. Final Report, November 2013.
Derived From: Biswas, A., P. Bhattacharya, A. Mukherjee, B. Nath, H. Alexanderson, A. K. Kundu, D. Chatterjee, and G. Jacks (2014), Shallow hydrostratigraphy in an arsenic affected region of Bengal Basin: implication for targeting safe aquifers for drinking water supply. Sci. Total Environ., 485-486, 12–22, doi:1

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People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Holly Michael University of Delaware
A. van Geen Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Bibhash Nath Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Madhumita Chakraborty Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur

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Khan, M. R. (2019). Hydrogeological Data of SW Bengal Basin, HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.f25ceec3b5e141e690051cc1ec1f4acf

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