Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 991-996 April-June 2012

 

THE STUDIES ON WATER QUALITY OF NIZAMSAGAR RESERVOIR, NIZAMABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH, India

 

Rajashekar A.V.*1 , A. Sunil Kumar1, Sreenu Noothi, Savalla Murali Krishna an

1. Deptartment of Zoology, Nizam college, Osmania University, Hyderabad (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology , University College of Science, Osmania university, Hyderabad (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 05,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study was carried out on water quality of Nizamsagar, Nizamabad of Andhra Pradesh during 2008-09 to 2010 to 11. Water spread area of reservoir is MWL: 146.36KM (56.51 Sq.Miles) and FRL: 129.50KM (50.00 Sq.Miles) and water is found slightly alkaline in nature. Water is useful for drinking, irrigation, fishing and hydro electricity production. Four sites were selected to study the physico-chemical parameters of water such as pH, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), carbonates (CO3--), Bicarbonates (HCO3-), Total Hardness (TH), calcium (Ca++) ,magnesium (Mg++), chloride (Cl-), nitrite (NO2-) , nitrate (NO3-), phosphates (PO4---) and Turbidity and compared with standards of WHO and ISI. The results indicated that the water quality parameters were within the pirmissible limits of standards. The nutrient levels indicate that water is oligotrophic in nature. Most of the water quality parameters were minimum in monsoon and maximum in pre monsoon periods.

 

Keywords : Water quality, Alkaline, Nizamsagar Reservoir, Eutrophic, Hydro electricity production

 

 

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