International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part C
Index approach to water quality assessment of a south eastern Nigerian riverAuthor(s):
Anyanwu Emeka Donald and Ukaegbu Amarachi BlessingAbstract:
Water quality of natural water bodies is on a rapid decline due to activities and discharges arising from population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation. The water quality of a south eastern Nigerian river was studied between January and June 2018 in 3 stations in relation to anthropogenic impacts and suitability to support aquatic biodiversity using water quality indices. Thirteen parameters were evaluated using standard methods and compared with national standard. Some parameters did not meet the standards; pH and dissolved oxygen in all the stations and biochemical oxygen demand in Station 1. The indices in the three stations effectively captured the effect of the anthropogenic activities in the river and showed that the water quality was suitable to sustain biodiversity. It can be concluded that human activities including effluent discharge did not give negative impact on the water quality. However, the activities need to monitored and regulated.Pages: 153-159 | 324 Views 25 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Anyanwu Emeka Donald, Ukaegbu Amarachi Blessing. Index approach to water quality assessment of a south eastern Nigerian river. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(1):153-159.