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Eco Biological Studies of Rural Fresh Water Bodies with Special Emphasis to Water Quality Assessment

Author Affiliations

  • 1Environmental Biology Research Unit, Department of Studies in Zoology, Gulbarga University Gulbarga, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2Bi Bi Raza Degree College and PG Research Center for Women’s, Kalaburgi-, 585104, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 29-34, July,22 (2015)


The study aimed to understand the ecology and present status of the reservoir which is located in a semi-arid region where the water resource is limited. It provides drinking water for many villages of kalaburgi district and simultaneously is used for irrigation .A monitoring program of physical, chemical and biological variables of reservoir has being carried out for one calendar year from October to September. Water samples were collected on monthly basis .the parameters taken into consideration were water temperature, atmospheric temperature, PH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, total solids, total dissolved solid chloride, biochemical oxygen demand carbonate, bicarbonate total hardness nitrate and phosphate content .In order to determine the pollution status of the lentic water body, the seasonal variation s encountered in these parameters were analyzed. The study indicated marked variation in many of these factors at different season and many occasions some of the parameters were found to surpass the respective permissible limit.


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