EVALUATION OF SEASONAL VARIATIONS IN PHYSICOCHEMICAL WATER QUALITY PARAMETERS OF NARMADA RIVERAT DISTRICT HOSHANGABAD, MADHAYA PRADESH, INDIARAJENDRA SINGH CHAKARDE AND VINOY K. SHRIVASTAVA
The present scenario worldwide shows that the quality of water whether in lentic or lotic water bodies is deteriorating at an alarming rate. The main culprit of this deterioration is the ever growing human influence in the name of development and modernisation. The present study was conducted on the Narmada River in Hoshangabad area at different sampling stations in order to find out any variations in physical and chemical water parameters (affecting water quality) indifferent seasons. The water quality parameter such as Temperature, pH, Total Dissolved Solids,Total hardness, Orthophosphate, Nitrate, Dissolved oxygen etc. was observed during three different seasons. We observed that water quality was highly deteriorated at Site 1, Site 3 and Site 4 due to increased anthropogenic activities and industrial effluents being disposed off into the adjoining streams or directly into the river, while as Site 2 (Though downstream) had no direct effluent addition or increased anthropogenic activities. Thus, it was less polluted. However, water quality at Site 5 was observed to be quite good due to less anthropogenic activities within the immediate areas and also being upstream compared to the remaining three sites.
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