IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON LOWER LAKE OF BHOPAL (M.P.) INDIAANU, S.K. UPADHYAYA AND AVINASH BAJPAI
Bhopal the capital of M.P., India is known as the city of lakes, owing to a large number of water bodies present in and around Bhopal. But they are grossly polluted by domestic raw sewage from the surrounding habitation, agricultural waste, industrial waste, urbanization. The present study was focused on effect of urbanization on lower lake. The water of lower lake is compared with a reservoir which is away from the urban area. For this we have selected Lower lake and Halali dam. The water samples were taken from the identified sampling stations of these water bodies to assess the water quality. Higher values of BOD,COD, Heavy metal (Cu) in Lower lake indicate the pollution level in Lower lake due to urbanization.
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