International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part C
Water quality assessment of Tehri dam reservoir in the context of its potential in aquaponics, UttarakhandAuthor(s):
Rawat AM, Bagri DS and Kumar SAbstract:
The State of Uttarakhand is one of the Himalayan States having more than 3/4th
of its geographical area as mountainous. Agriculture is not of commercial nature in most of its parts except in the Terai ones. The geographical constraints are hampering the traditional form of agriculture here. The reservoir of Tehri dam, having area nearly 52 Km2
, offers an opportunity to switch over to the non-traditional practices in the sector like aquaponics and that too the commercially viable ones. This soil less media can be a potential site for the new and innovative farming practices. In the study area, the water quality of the reservoir is assessed by the authors and observed that the parameters like pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature and nitrates, are quite suited to the Aquaponics with a variety of plants. Sampling has been done in Dobra Chanti, Koti, and Pipaldali all coming under lake area at various parts. The pH, DO, Temperature, Nitrate at Dobra Chanti is 9.2,8.5 ppm, 24.9 degrees, 2.3 respectively. The values for Koti are 9.23, 9.1 ppm, 22.5 degrees, 3.5 ppm respectively and for Pipaldali are 9.17, 9.3 ppm, 23.3 degrees, and 0.4 ppm respectively.
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As the comparative study of the above parameters was done by [1, 2, 7]
it is found that the Tehri dam reservoir has a high potential for the said bio-integrated system. Thus, the given idea facilitates that the nutrient solution may lead to an increase in commercial agriculture, agro-business which will culminate in employment opportunities and further research and development in this field. Moreover, such practices may also be carried out in the reservoir and other impounded lakes in the state.
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Rawat AM, Bagri DS, Kumar S. Water quality assessment of Tehri dam reservoir in the context of its potential in aquaponics, Uttarakhand. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):166-170.