International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part H
Temporal and spatial variations in physico-chemical parameters of a small urban stream, Kaduna, NigeriaAuthor(s):
Yisa AG, Gadzama IMK, Oniye SJ and Babatunde MMAbstract:
The study was conducted to investigate the effect of anthropogenic activities on Adeyemo stream. Water samples were collected from five different sampling stations along the stream from January 2016 to August 2016, for the determination of physico-chemical parameters on a monthly basis following standard methods. One-way Analysis of variance was employed to establish significant difference in the spatial and temporal variation in physicochemical parameters. Cluster analysis was used to show the similarity of the physico-chemical parameters relative to sampling stations. The physico-chemical parameters; pH, Temperature, Total Dissolved Solids, Electrical Conductivity, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Sulphate, Alkalinity, Hardness, Phosphate-Phosphorus and Dissolved Oxygen varied significantly during the months. There were no significant differences (p
>0.05) within the physico-chemical parameters amongst the sampling stations except in the concentration of electrical conductivity and total dissolved solids. Station V was implicated with the lowest conductivity value (128.50 µs/cm) while the highest value (514.25 µs/cm) was at station 4. Total dissolved solid was lowest (66.50 µs/cm) at station 5 while the highest value (255.75 µs/cm) was at station 4. Stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 are more closely associated with respect to the physico-chemical parameters than station 5. DO, nitrate and phosphate were not within the stipulated WHO limits. Attention of the government and concerned agencies towards prompt conservation and restoration of the stream is solicited.Pages: 593-599 | 395 Views 14 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Yisa AG, Gadzama IMK, Oniye SJ and Babatunde MM. Temporal and spatial variations in physico-chemical parameters of a small urban stream, Kaduna, Nigeria. 2017; 5(3): 593-599.