Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 779-785 January-March 2011

 

COMBINED EVALUATION OF GROUND WATER OF KHUNWADE AND BORDI OF DAHANU TALUKA, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA ON THE BASIS OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVIEY AND SODIUM ADSORPTION RATIO

 

Gogari P. K.1, Chaudhari V. S.*2 and Save S. N.3

1. Department of Botany, N. B. Mehta Sc. College, Bordi, Thane, Maharashtra (INDIA)
2. Department of Bio-technology, N. B. Mehta Sc. College, Bordi, Thane, Maharashtra (INDIA)
3. Department of Chemistry, N. B. Mehta Sc. College, Bordi, Thane, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 23, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

The study area Dahanu is last surviving green zone between Mumbai and Surat. Its 47% of area is under forest cover. The economy of area depends on its Sapota plantation as seven out of ten chikoos of the country grow here. Water samples were collected from 26 locations during pre and post monsoon period of 2008. The study aims to classify ground water on the basis of combined effect of Electrical Conductivity (EC) and Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR) to check its suitability for irrigation. The ground water is rated by a semi logarithmatic diagram published by United States Salinity Laboratory (USSL).

 

Keywords : Ground water quality, Salinity, Sodium Adsorpt Ratio (SAR), Electrical Conductivity (E.C.), USSL.

 

 

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