WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF SON RIVER AT GHARIYAL SANCTUARY (SIDHI) USING NSF-WQI
Water is the most abundant substance covering more than 70 percent of the earth's surface and existing in many places and forms. It is found in oceans, polar ice caps, rain water, rivers, ponds, tanks, reservoirs, clouds, freshwater aquifers and sea ice. Running and Standing water bodies have great importance as they are recharging resources for drinking, domestic and agricultural use before the civilization. Water quality of Son River is important for health and economy of people. The present
... eople. The present study is going to centralize on the Son River at Ghariyal Sanctuary Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh. Physico-chemical analysis of the water does not provide the direct conclusions on the quality of water. Water quality index calculates all the parameters and gives an easy decision making output to analyze the quality of water. A Simple but useful index is the National Sanitation Foundation-Water Quality Index (NSF-WQI). This index can be calculated by determining only selected physicochemical parameters. Change in water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, total phosphorus, nitrates, and turbidity were used for the calculation of the index. From the listed data the quality of water was concluded.