Influence of Land-Use Pattern on Ureje Reservoir, Ado-Ekiti, Southwestern Nigeria
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017, Pages: 81-89
Received: Mar. 24, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 6, 2017; Published: Jun. 9, 2017
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Edward Josephine Bolaji, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Agunbiade R. O., Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Falade J., Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
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An investigation was conducted between November 2012 to May 2013 to assess the impact of land use patterns around Ureje Reservoir, located in Ado-Ekiti metropolis, Ekiti State, Southwestern part of Nigeria, on the water quality of the reservoir. Standard methods of APHA (1998) was used to determine the physicochemical parameters of water samples collected from the reservoir during dry and raining seasons. Results of the analyses showed that during both seasons, pH, total hardness, chloride, total dissolved solids, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron had mean values that were above WHO recommended limits for drinking water. It is therefore imperative to impose strict legislative measures and monitoring programmes to prevent further deterioration of the reservoir.
Water, Land-Use, Pollution, Ureje Reservoir, Ado-Ekiti
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Edward Josephine Bolaji, Agunbiade R. O., Falade J., Influence of Land-Use Pattern on Ureje Reservoir, Ado-Ekiti, Southwestern Nigeria, American Journal of Life Sciences. Special Issue:Environmental Toxicology. Vol. 5, No. 3-1, 2017, pp. 81-89. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.s.2017050301.22
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