Flash floods are a recurrent phenomenon in the North Bank Plains Zone (NBPZ) of Assam, India, causing wide spread damage to rice (Oryza sativa L.) crop growing during Kharif season. Therefore, it is imperative to identify indigenous technical knowledge and integrate this with mainstream technologies, Maguri and not only to enable more effective ways of coping with such extreme events but also to enhance the adaptive capacity of small-scale local farmers of the NBPZ.

A laboratory investigation was conducted to evaluate Campbell soil water retention model parameters, viz., pore size distribution index, notional air entry potential and saturation moisture and to develop pedotransfer functions for the soils of Central Brahmaputra Valley Zone of Assam.