The groundwater resources of India play a major role in the irrigated agriculture. Therefore, expansion of these resources to increase agricultural production received high priority in the development programmes of the country. The area under irrigation by groundwater through wells is continuously increasing. On the contrary, contribution of canals and other sources is decreasing.

This year during monsoon, all the North Indian states, except Himachal Pradesh, have already received above-normal rainfall, and the monsoon is still continuing. Due to this heavy downpour, a large area (including urban and agricultural) of Punjab has been flooded. It is a well-known fact that floods are created only when the run-off water does not find any way to drain from the region.

In the middle and greater Himalaya, natural springs are the main source of domestic water consumption, but their discharge does not remain constant with time. Erratic rainfall directly affects the recharging of the spring catchment. In this communication, the behaviour of a perennial spring with rainfall variation is analysed from eight years