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Vol. 2 Issue 2 December 2011
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Water quality assessment of Rani Lake of Rewa (M.P.), India
Rahashyamani Mishra, Rajesh Kumar Prajapati, Virendra Kumar Dwivedi and Arpana Mishra
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Research Article

 

GERF Bulletin of Biosciences

December 2011, 2(2):11-17

 

Water quality assessment of Rani Lake of Rewa (M.P.), India

 

Rahashyamani Mishra, Rajesh Kumar Prajapati, Virendra Kumar Dwivedi

and Arpana Mishra

 

School of Environmental Biology, Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, India

 

*Corresponding author:prajapati.rajesh8@gmail.com

 

 

Abstract

 

The present study deals with water quality of Rani Lake of Rewa (M.P.), India to assess the impacts of anthropogenic activities. Water samples were collected monthly from the six sampling sites of the lake over two years (Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2009) for analysis of various physico-chemical parameters. Results indicated higher values of electrical conductivity (422mg/l), turbidity (33.9 mg/l), total dissolved solids (673.25 mg/l), total hardness (177.58 mg/l), alkalinity (217.16 mg/l), chlorides (81.52 mg/l), biological oxygen demand (17.47 mg/l), chemical oxygen demand (54.74 mg/l), phosphate (2.35 mg/l) and nitrate (1.46 mg/l) than the prescribed standards. The study revealed low Dissolved Oxygen content than prescribed standards and the water was alkaline and hard. There was seasonal variation in water quality parameters. The results have clearly indicated that this lake is polluted and eutrophic in nature due to discharge of sewage and other anthropogenic activities.

 

© 2011 Mishra et al.; licensee Green Earth Research Foundation. This article distributed under terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)

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