Article Number: PRJA19344967


Vol. 1 Issue 2, pp: (24-42), June 2016.
Article Number: PRJA19344967
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Full Length Research Paper

Spatial and temporal variation in water quality of Kali River in Uttar Pradesh, India

Pooja Tomar1, D.S. Malik1 and Pawan Kumar Bharti2*

1Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation Laboratory, Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, India.

2Antarctica Laboratory, R & D Division, Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, 19, University Road, Delhi-110007, India.

*Corresponding author. Email: gurupawanbharti@rediffmail.com

 Received: February 29, 2016  Accepted: May 16, 2016  Published: June 1, 2016

ABSTRACT

In the present study, water samples were collected from five sampling zones of the river Kali and analyzed for water quality assessment using physico-chemical parameters. Some chemical variables were found slightly high in river water samples collected from downstream sites. Correlation between various physico-chemical variables was also calculated. The present work highlighted the tremendous chemical pollution and drastic temporal and spatial change in water quality of river Kali. However, water quality was slightly restored by river ecosystem at downstream sites.

Key words: Water quality, River ecosystem, Kali River, Western UP, Physico-chemical variables.