LIMNOLOGICAL STUDIES OF WATER COLUMN PROPERTIES OFKUNTBHOYAG LAKE, MANDI DISTRICT HIMACHAL PRADESHINDIAKapil Dev and M.R. Sharma
Lakes play important role in the biochemical and hydrological cycle. The water in lakes is the valuablesource for hydropower, domestic, industrial purpose, drinking water and irrigation etc. The water columnquality properties are monitored during December 2020. To find out the suitable water column propertiesin different locations is an intricate task. The potential of water column properties from different locationsto achieve maximum desirability for different properties of water with the help of the desirability functionhas been reported in this article. However, the level of water quality parameters was found to be more thanthe criteria level in all the intake points. This is due to contaminated surface rain runoff enter into the lake.