International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 2 Issue 4 2012           Pages:2443- 2453

Water quality analysis of Bhadravathi taluk using GIS – a case study

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Rajkumar V. Raikar  Professor and Dean, K. L. E. S. College of Engineering and Technology, Belgaum – 590008, Karnataka

Sneha, M. K  M.Tech Scholar, KLE Society's College of Engineering & Technology Udyambag, Belgaum 590-008, Karnataka


The paper presents a case study on the water quality analysis carried out at the Bhadravathi Taluk, Karnataka, India. Twelve physico-chemical parameters were considered in the analysis. Geographic information system (GIS) is used to represent the spatial distribution of the parameters and raster maps were created. The analysis was carried for pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons. The water quality index indicated that most of the sampling locations come under good category indicating the suitability of water for human use. Due to the industrialization and agricultural disposal some of the sampling locations became unfit.

Keywords: Water quality, spatial distribution, GIS, raster maps

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.00202030125

© 2012 Copyright Rajkumar V. Raikar and Sneha, M. K, licensee IPA.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (2.0) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The electronic version of the article can be downloaded below.

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