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Seasonal variation in the physico-chemical variables of Western Himalayan Sacred Lake Prashar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Environmental Sciences, H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University), Post Box-67, Srinagar-Garhwal 246174, Uttarakhand, India
  • 2Dept. of Environmental Sciences, H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University), Post Box-67, Srinagar-Garhwal 246174, Uttarakhand, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 29-36, July,22 (2018)

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the 12 physico- chemicals variables of Prashar lake. The sample were collected from three different sampling sites (S1, S2, and S3) for the periods of two years. The variables included water temperature, pH, conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Dissolved Oxygen, Biochemical oxygen demand, Calcium, Magnesium, Total Hardness, Chlorides, Nitrates, Phosphates were analyzed by following standard methods. Five seasons were covered during the study which includes winter (November- February), spring (March-April), summer (May-June), monsoon (July-August) and autumn (September-October). Dissolved Oxygen and pH observed maximum during the winter season, where as conductivity, TDS and BOD were observed maximum during summer season. Nitrates and Phosphates observed maximum during monsoon season.

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