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Chemical Parameters of Soil of Turkaulia Lake of North Bihar (India) in Relation to its Productivity

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Post-Graduate Dept. of Zoology, M.S. College, Motihari (B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur), East - Champaran-845401, Bihar, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 1-4, March,22 (2014)

Abstract

Soil and water are the most precious natural resources and an important ecological factor responsible for the productivity of any water body. For the biological productivity and maintenance of an aquaculture, chemical components and nature of soil are most important abiotic factors. The present study deals with the analysis of some chemical parameters of soil of Turkaulia lake, an ox-bow lake of East-Champaran district of North Bihar, India. pH, phosphate, organic matter, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and carbonate were studied because these parameters are the main factor which determines the productivity of the soil. During the study period (i.e., January-December 2010) the hydrogen ion concentration (pH) was higher in most of the months of the year and provides ideal alkaline medium for fish culture. Phosphate concentration was also moderate. Calcium and magnesium were also in good amount. In the soil of Turkaulia lake, carbonate was untraceable while bicarbonate was found in soil in good concentration.

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