Study of Physicochemical Parameters of Hill Streams in Monsoon and Post Monsoon season in Patan Tehsil, District Satara (M. S.) India
Hill streams in the Patan Tehsil District Satara are located in the Western Ghats. The study area is occupied with many seasonal aquatic habitats surrounded by forest and paddy fields. However very little attentions have been paid on the limnology of such seasonal aquatic habitats of hilly areas. Assessment of limnological parameters are significant to determine the ecological status of such water habitats. In present investigation the limnological parameters include temperature, pH, turbidity, total dissolve solid (TDS), total hardness, alkalinity, chlorides, dissolved oxygen (DO), and chemical oxygen demand (COD). The water quality parameters were studied for the period of six months from July 2018 to December 2018 that is monsoon and post monsoon season. The variations recorded are correlated with the anthropogenic activities and surrounding ecological habitats. Moreover the present study representing the scientific record of physicochemical parameters of aquatic habitats of hilly areas.
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