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CCME Based Water Quality Index Assessment of Upper Thirumanimuttar Sub Basin Cauvery River South India

Author(s):

N.Vijayakumar , ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY,GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE,SALE,M-637007; Gurugnanam B, GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE-DEEMED UNIVERSITY,GANDHIGRAM,DINDIGUL; C.Nirmaladevi, GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE,SALE,M-637007; K.Panchamin, GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE,SALE,M-637007

Keywords:

Thirumanimuttar, Cauvery River, Water quality, CCME- WQI(SS)

Abstract

Water quality indexing is a means to convert raw data from the field to results that can be utilized by the user. It will provide you with information on just how good your water is for a broad range of applications. A water quality index (WQI-SS) developed by the Canadian council of ministers of the Environment (CCME) was applied to upper Thirumanimuttar Sub Basin Cauvery River South India to study its impact on the protection of aquatic life. The quality index in the study area is rated and discussed in this paper. Thirty groundwater samples were collected during Post monsoon Season of 2013 covering Upper Thirumanimuttar sub basin of Cauvery River South India .Water samples were collected and chemically analysed using Standard Procedures. The concentration of major cations (Na, K, Ca, Mg) , anions (HCO3,Cl,NO3,SO4) and the parameters like pH, electrical conductivity (EC), total dissolved solids (TDS), as per the standard sampling procedures in the Water Samples were determined The water quality index assessed the suitability of ground water in the study area for various purposes like Drinking, Aquatic, Recreation, irrigation and livestock. The obtained index value is ranging from 27 to 100, 100 for recreation and 27 for irrigation, 71 for aquatic, 55 for drinking, 67 for livestock and 51 for overall.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I30010
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
Page(s): 10-13

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