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Assessment of Ground water quality in and around Narsapur-Mogalthur mandals of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Swarnandhra Engineering College, Narsapur, A.P., INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Environmental sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P., INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 8-12, August,22 (2015)

Abstract

Due to naturally occurring and anthropogenic activities the quality of ground water has been deteriorating all around world. In this study the physical-chemical characteristics of ground water samples were investigated in pre- monsoon season (April-May) with a view to identify the groundwater quality for its potability and irrigational use. The water samples were collected across 39 villages of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh in the mandals of Mogalthur and Narsapur. The samples collected were analyzed for pH, Colour, TDS, EC, Total alkalinity, Total hardness, Turbidity, Calcium, Sulphates, Nitrates, Chlorides, Iron and Fluoride. The results show salinity slightly high, which is a clear indication of change in the quality of ground water due to excessive irrigational and aqua cultural activities, cautioning appropriate steps that have to be initiated to maintain the sustainability of the ground water eco system.

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