Surface Water Quality of Gorai River of Bangladesh
Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 10-16
Received: Feb. 14, 2014; Published: Mar. 30, 2014
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S. Z. K. M. Shamsad, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kazi Zahidul Islam, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Muhammad Sher Mahmud, Department of Soil Science, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
A. Hakim, Department of Soil Science, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
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Some important characteristics of water quality of Gorai river system were evaluated for use in domestic, industrial, agriculture, recreation and aquaculture purposes. Twenty three water samples were collected both in the post monsoon period (November) and in the pre monsoon (May) period. The study revealed that most physical parameters and inorganic elements are not a serious problem for Gorai river system under decreased Ganges flow. A trend of organic and NO3 pollution in some downstream areas of higher anthropogenic activities were observed. The water of Gorai river system is fairly rich with N, P and S probably due to urban run-off and livestock activities. No heavy metal toxicity was recorded. The Ca content was high in water samples representing Ganges calcareous floodplain.
Water Quality, Gorai River, Pre Monsoon, Post Monsoon
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S. Z. K. M. Shamsad, Kazi Zahidul Islam, Muhammad Sher Mahmud, A. Hakim, Surface Water Quality of Gorai River of Bangladesh, Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.wros.20140301.13
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