International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 7 Issue 2 2016- September 2016  Pages: 164 - 173                           Next>>

Assessment of water quality of Upper Lake, Bhopal (M.P)

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Pawan Kumar Singh and Pradeep Shrivastava
Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P).


The present study was carried out to determine the water quality status of Upper Lake Bhopal. Monthly changes in physico-chemical parameters were analyzed for the period of March 2007 to May 2007. Variables analyzed from surface water of the lake were Temperature, Transparency, Conductivity, pH, Total dissolved solids, Total suspended solids, Total solids, Total alkalinity, Free carbon dioxide, Chloride, Total hardness, Calcium hardness, Dissolved oxygen, Orthophosphate, Nitrate, Sodium and Potassium. The fluctuations in physico-chemical parameters are throughout the study period. The studies reveal that the water of this lake is suitable for domestic as well as drinking purpose.

Keywords: Water quality, Physico-chemical parameters, monthly variation, Upper lake.


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