Surface Water Quality Of The River Krishna, Sangli District, Maharashtra, India

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Sanindhar Shreedhar Gaikwad, Priyanka Prakash Chavan and Nitin Anandrao Kamble

Department of Zoology, Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara- 415 001, (MS) India

 

Deterioration of water quality became challenging task before the scientific community. The only reliable way to counteract with this dreadful problem of water pollution is periodical monitoring of aquatic resources by means of evaluating its physical and chemical properties. Krishna River, Sangli is considered as one of the sacred and second largest river from the Maharashtra state, India. However, the river is now facing the severe problem of contamination. By keeping in view the need of periodical monitoring present investigation was carried out to assess the water quality of the river Krishna, Sangli Maharashtra, India. Different physicochemical parameters were periodically investigated during the assessment period in order to denote the level of contamination from the study region. Physicochemical properties showed significant variation and denote the better water quality along with continuously polluting status of the river Krishna at study region. Present investigation confirms the need of immediate action plan to keep check on the pollution and for maintaining the better water quality of the river Krishna.

 

Keywords:Krishna River; Physicochemical properties; Pollution; Water quality. 

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