Water quality monitoring of three Lentic water bodies of Ujjain District (M.P.) India

P. Jatwa, School of Studies in Zoology and Biotechnology, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.), India, S. Shrivastava, S. Bhasin, A. N. Shukla, School of Studies in Zoology and Biotechnology, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.), India, School of Studies in Zoology and Biotechnology, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.), India, School of Studies in Zoology and Biotechnology, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.), India
2019 Environment conservation journal  
The present study aimed to calculate water quality index (WQI) in order to assess the suitability of water for domestic use and drinking purposes.Water quality index (WQI) is valuable and unique rating to depict the overall water quality status in a single term that is helpful for the selection of appropriate treatment technique to meet the concerned issues. Water quality analysis were carried out on surface samples collected from three sampling sites Sahebkhedi lake, Undasa wetland and
more » ... wetland and Purushottam sagar of Ujjain Dist. for the month of May 2017 to June 2018. The analysis of different parameters namely -pH, Hardness, Calcium, Chlorides, Alkalinity, D.O., BOD were carried out as per standard methods, prescribed as in the APHA (2005). The present study concludes that these water bodies are not fit for drinking purpose and domestic use because it accounts for high anthropogenic activities, worship rituals and several thousands of pilgrims take hoy bath. in the first instance was used by Horton (1965) and Brown et al. (1970). Since then, diverse methods for the calculation of WQI have been evolved till date. The water quality criteria, on the basis of WQI, have been prescribed as excellent, good, medium, bad and unsuitable for drinking or very bad (Chaturvedi and Bassin, 2010). The present investigations was carried out to calculate the Water Quality Index (WQI) in order to assess the suitability of water collected from different three sampling sites in Ujjain (M.P.). Materials and Methods Study Area Site I (Sahebkhedi Lake): It is situated near RD Gardi medical college on Agar road Ujjain (M.P.). This study site is situated at a distance of about 7 km from the Ujjain, its live capacity is 10.32 mq and it has a dead storage is 2.15 mq., its length and water speed area are 3 km and 383 hectare respectively. In this lake used for fish culture, Irrigation and Public water supply. Site II (Undasa wetland): Undasa wetland is located just outside the municipal limits of Ujjain city in M.P. This is situated at 75°50' and 23°13' on Ujjain-Maksi road along the Pingleshwar nala. The catchment area of this wetland extends up to
doi:10.36953/ecj.2019.1008.1216 fatcat:3wcpduusyvbflgqlm4f6sjnara