INVESTIGATION ON THE QUALITY OF FIVE PONDS AROUND KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIAG.J. JENILA, G. MADHUSOODANAN PILLAI AND C. RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR
This paper assesses the quality of pond waters used for irrigation and bathing purpose around Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu during July - December-2010. Though, in general the values of physiochemical parameters for most of the ponds fell within the prescribed limit, Nalloor pond was found extremely polluted where the dissolved oxygen was depleted to less than 4.0 mg/L. Since ponds are transformed as ecological sinks for pollutants, unique biodiversity and the fresh water reserve are greatly harmed warranting concrete measures to preserve these water sources.
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