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Comparative study of two Urban Ponds of Vadodara city with special reference to their chemical parameters

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, INDIA
  • 2Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara-390002, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (10), Pages 10-15, November,24 (2013)

Abstract

In the present study two ponds of Vadodara City, Gujarat were selected for analysis of the chemical properties of their water. Both the ponds were almost equally surrounded by human settlements. Mahadev Pond was having a constructed boundary where as Bapod Pond had a natural boundary with inward slope. The chemical parameters selected for analysis were Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Chloride, Total Hardness, Phosphate and Nitrate. Dissolved Oxygen of the waters in both the Ponds was found to be as good as to support healthy aquatic life forms. The results showed that the pH of water of both the ponds was found to be alkaline throughout the study period and was similar in both the ponds. Dissolved Oxygen, pH and Total Hardness were almost similar in both the ponds. In the case of Chloride, Nitrate and Phosphate the Bapod Pond which is having a natural boundary showed very high concentration in comparison to Mahadev Pond. The analysis also showed that the constructed boundary of Mahadev Pond was helpful in restricting the entry of water soluble ions which would make their way by the runoff from adjoining areas. The higher concentrations of Chloride, Phosphate and Nitrate can be attributed to the natural boundary which leads to unrestricted inflow of sewage from adjoining human settlements .

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