DETERMINATION OF WATER QUALITY INDEX RIVER BHAGIRATHI IN UTTARKASHI, UTTARAKHAND, INDIAJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH -GRANTHAALAYAH (Vol.3, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Authors : S.K.Pathak; Shambhu Prasad; Tanmay Pathak;
Page : 1-7
Keywords : Water Quality Index; Physico-Chemical Parameters; River Bhagirathi.;
The present paper was intended to calculate water quality index (WQI) of river Bhagirathi. It is one of the tributary of holy river Ganga of India. In order to determine the quality of its water for public use, recreation and other purposes , the eleven parameters like pH, electric conductivity, Total dissolve solids, Total suspended solids, Dissolve oxygen , Biological oxygen demand, Total alkalinity, Total hardness, Chloride, Nitrate and Sulphate were determine. The water quality index calculated from the observed parameters indicate the river Bhagirathi at Uttarakhand during winter was under good water quality condition, while at summer and rainy season of showed poor water quality index. In terms of index number ,offers a useful representation of overall quality of water for public or for any intended use as well as in the pollution mitigate plan and in water quality management.
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