Limnological study of Jaisamand Lake (India) and its suitability for aquaculture and fisheries

Publication Date : 11/01/2016

Author(s) :

V K Balai , N C Ujjania , L L Sharma.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 1
(01 - 2016)

Abstract :

The aim of this study was to determine the water quality status of Lake Jaisamand and its suitability for fisheries. Water samples were collected from May 2005 to April 2006 at bimonthly interval from preselected sampling stations. The important attributes of water quality such as air temperature (31.88±1.22 0C), water temperature (24.61±0.87 0C), transparency (185.56±2.38 cm), pH (8.20±0.05), electric conductivity (500.0±17.93 µScm-1), dissolved oxygen (9.43±0.18 mgl-1), free carbon dioxide (0.0 mgl-1), carbonates (43.06±2.36 mgl-1), bicarbonates (162.06±2.25 mgl-1), total alkalinity (205.06±4.37 mgl-1), orthophosphates (0.28±0.03 mgl-1), nitrate-N (0.25±0.03mgl-1) and silicate (9.96±0.31 mgl-1) were observed. Water quality parameters were compared with reported optimum water quality standards prescribed for fish farming or aquaculture and found within the limit. The results revealed that aquatic environment of Jaisamand Lake is conducive for fish growth and water is not only suitable for fish farming purposes but also for irrigation and drinking purposes.

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