Volume : III, Issue : IV, April - 2013

Application of CCME WQI in Assessisng Water Quality for Fort Lake of Belgaum, Karnataka

B. S. Giriyappanavar, R. R. Patil

Abstract :

A water quality index (WQI) developed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment(CCME) was applied to Fort lake of Belgaum, Karnataka, India to study its impact on aquatic life, livestock and to know whether it is suitable for recreation, irrigation and drinking. The physicochemical parameters used in the index calculation were dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, total phosphate, nitrate, sulphate, chloride, calcium, sodium, magnesium, turbidity and total dissolved solids. The index of the lake is rated as poor with respect to drinking, recreation and livestock, marginal with respect to Aquatic life and excellent for irrigation purpose. The overall water quality is rated as poor. The water quality is almost always endangered or deteriorated and the conditions often deviate from natural levels.

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B. S. Giriyappanavar, R. R. Patil Application of CCME WQI in Assessisng Water Quality for Fort Lake of Belgaum, Karnataka Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.IV April 2013


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