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Limnological profile of Chenani Hydroelectric Reservoir, its connecting channel and River Tawi in Udhampur district of J&K, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu, J&K 180006, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 76-79, March,10 (2013)


In the present study, Physico-chemical conditions of Chenani hydroelectric reservoir, its connecting channels and feeder river Tawi were studied from 10 September 2011 to 10 August 2012, with an objective to generate data of their water quality parameters. Chenani hydroelectric reservoir is situated at 3257 45.49 N to 7510 46.93E, having dimension of 75015022 feet with a capacity of 15Mw. Water analysis was done for the physico-chemical parameters viz. air temperature, water temperature, transparency, pH, DO, FCO2, carbonates, bicarbonates, chloride, calcium, magnesium, sulphates, phosphates and nitrates. Water remains alkaline throughout the study period in all these water bodies and value of its pH ranged between 8.1 to 8.9. Parameters viz. transparency, Dissolved oxygen, bicarbonates, calcium and magnesium showed seasonal fluctuations with an increases from monsoon (September) to Winter (February) where as values of FCO, chloride, phosphate, sulphate and nitrate show decline in same seasons in all the stations.


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