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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part F

An Assessment of the Biological Oxygen Demand of Thekkumbhagam creek of Ashtamudi estuary


Author(s): Divya.S.Rajan

Abstract: In Kerala, India, the economy has been severely damaged by over population pressures. But even with this pressure, state remains a beautiful location with an abundance of water bodies. Ashtamudi estuary, being the second largest estuarine system in Kerala is an extensive palm shaped water body with eight prominent arms adjoining the Kollam town. Thekkumbhagam creek is the part of the Ashtamudi estuary which envelopes Thekkumbhagam, the biggest island of Ashtamudi estuary. During the study of the present work, it was found that there were various sources of pollution responsible for the deterioration of the water quality of the Thekkumbhagam creek. Moreover this creek as per the study conducted seems to be one with great economic, cultural, aesthetic values among the eight creeks of the Ashtamudi Lake. Further these studies will go long way in helping the authorities concerned as well as the local people to take suitable measures needed for restoring the health of this polluted area and in preserving the pristine nature of this creek besides sustainable utilization of its resources. Taking this into account, four stations of this creek were selected for the estimation of Biological Oxygen Demand that showed a comparatively high value which would give an idea about the water quality status of the entire creek reminding the conservation and sustainable development of this magnificent panoramic view.

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How to cite this article:
Divya.S.Rajan. An Assessment of the Biological Oxygen Demand of Thekkumbhagam creek of Ashtamudi estuary. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(6):395-397.
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