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Water quality assessment of Rajsamand Lake, Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Limnology and Fisheries Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Limnology and Fisheries Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (6), Pages 22-28, June,22 (2017)

Abstract

Rajsamand Lake is situated in the centre of Rajsamand city. Rajsamand district is situated in the southern part of Rajasthan, India and Rajsamand lake lies between 250 3\'-0”N and 730 54\'-0”E with an altitude of about 559.31 m above the sea level. The WQI was applied to classify water quality as excellent, good, moderately polluted, very poor and unsuitable for drinking purpose. Thirteen physico-chemical parameters were analysed, namely air and water temperature, depth of visibility, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), electric conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), total hardness, total alkalinity, chloride, sulphate, nitrate and phosphate. It was found that the water quality index of Rajsamand lake is 180.105033 which corresponds to “unsuitable for drinking purpose”. This study revealed that the water quality index of Rajsamand lake is polluted and thus requires sufficient treatment, conservation and management.

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