Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.13, Issue 1, 2007; Page No.(57-62)

STREAM CHARACTERISTICS AND BIOMONITORING OF PERUMAL PATHA ODAI, KARANTHAMALAI,TAMILNADU

N. Arun Nagendran

Abstract

Perumal patha odai, a second order hill stream of Karanthamalai, Tamilnadu was investigated for its stream and physicochemical characteristics. The stream health was also assessed through Biological Monitoring Working Party Score system Using aquatic insects as bioindicators. The calculatedTotal Site Score and Average Score Per Taxon for the stream were 49 and 7 indicating the stream system was less disturbed.

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