Volume : III, Issue : III, March - 2013

Assessment of Physicochemical Characteristics of Godavari River Water at Trimbakeshwar & Kopargaon, Maharashtra (India)

Patil S. S, Ghorade I. B

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A systematic study has been carried out to assess the physicochemical characteristics of water samples of Godavari River from Trimbakeshwar to Kopergaon. The parameters were analysed such as Temperature, pH, TDS, Conductivity, Turbidity, DO, BOD, Sodium, Potassium. The Godavari originates near Triambak in the Nasik district of Maharashtra, and flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Some important urban centers on its banks include Nasik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nizamabad, Rajahmundry and Balaghat Godavari is the largest river of all peninsular rivers in India. It has a total drainage area of 312,812 square km of which 48.6% lies in Maharashtra, 23.8% in Andhra Pradesh (AP), 18.7% in Chattisgarh, 5.5% in Orissa, 2% in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and 1.4 % in Karnataka. This research work shows that Godavari River water at Kopargaon (S2) was more polluted than Trimbakeshwar (S1). The river water at Kopargaon harmful for drinking purposes. So that remedial measures should be adopted to avoid water pollution and related consequences.

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Patil S. S,Ghorade I. B Assessment of Physicochemical Characteristics of Godavari River Water at Trimbakeshwar & Kopargaon, Maharashtra (India) Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.III March 2013


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