GROUNDWATER HYDROCHEMISTRY OF NAULAS AND DHARAS (SPRINGS) OF ALMORA KUMAON HIMALAYAS IN UTTRAKHAND THEIR EVALUATION USING GRAPHICAL TOOLSPooja Rani Sinha, Er. Kireet Kumar and V. P. Uniyal
This paper focuses on the water quality status of the springs which are the only source of water of the region. Almora is an important region of Indian Himalayan region (IHR) which is rapidly growing in the population and urbanization that has compromised the ground water quality and even their existence. The onsite disposal of waste and infiltration of contaminants have posed miserable condition of the springs. A total of 21 samples from the springs of the region were collected to study the physicochemical parameters and most of the parameters were seen to be above the guidelines of USEPA and WHO. The quality of water in this paper is evaluated by Durov diagram method and Stiff diagram method. The results of most of the samples revealed that they were not found fit for drinking.