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Species Diversity and Distribution of Zooplankton of Western Yamuna Canal in Yamunanagar (Haryana) India with Special Reference to Industrial Pollution

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra – 136119, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (8), Pages 61-63, August,22 (2014)


Zooplankton are the very important part of the aquatic ecosystem serve as good indicators of changes in water quality. The present studies deals with the variations in zooplankton population in relation to industrial effluents. Three sampling points i.e. station-W1: Upstream of the canal; Station-W2: Point of influx of industrial effluents and city sewage; Station-W3: About 6 kms downstream from station W2 were selected for the investigation. The results revealed a significant (P<0.05) decline in the population of zooplankton from station W1 to W2, however, a slight increase in population was observed at station W3. Species diversity also follows the same trend. Various pollution indicating physicochemical parameters have been correlated with zooplankton indicating the effect of DO, BOD and pH on zooplanktonic population and diversity.


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