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Comparative study on physicochemical status and diversity of macrophytes and zooplanktons of two urban ponds of Chandannagar, WB, India

Authors
  • Sarkar, Rituparna1
  • Ghosh, Apurba Ratan2
  • Mondal, Naba Kumar2
  • 1 Chandernagore College, Chandannagar, Hooghly, WB, 712 136, India , Chandannagar, Hooghly (India)
  • 2 The University of Burdwan, East Bardhaman, WB, 713 104, India , East Bardhaman (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied Water Science
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 25, 2020
Volume
10
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s13201-020-1146-y
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Present investigation has made an attempt to assess the variations in physicochemical status of two urban ponds (constructed boundary: Pond A and natural boundary: Pond B) of Chandannagar and also established the variations in the diversity of macrophytes and zooplankton of the study areas during winter (Nov–Dec, 2017). Limnological parameters recorded from two spots collected in three phases, such as temperature, pH, transparency, conductivity, DO, BOD, total dissolved solids (TDS), total suspended solids (TSS), total alkalinity, total hardness and chloride, were evaluated. From this observation, it is reported that there are marked variations in different water quality parameters of two urban ponds during the study period. The value of water temperature in Pond A and B was 22.0 and 21.3 °C, respectively. pH value (7.9) was highest in Pond B. Pond B water was more turbid than Pond A. The highest values of other parameters like conductivity (218.50 µS/cm) DO (8.47 mg/l), BOD (5.69 mg/l), TDS (135.19 mg/l), TSS (67.60 mg/l), total alkalinity (181.15 mg/l), total hardness (145.66 mg/l) and chloride (58.94 mg/l) were found in case of Pond B. Maximum macrophytic vegetations were found in Pond B in comparison with Pond A. The study of the zooplankton community reveals that the maximum occurrence of rotifers in Pond B indicates pollution status.

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