Limnochemistry of Three Freshwater Springs of Kashmir Himalaya

Authors

  • Sami Ullah Bhat Assistant Professor, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, P.G. Department of Environmental Science/CORD, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J & K
  • Ashok K. Pandit Professor in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, CORD, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

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https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v7i0.4237

Keywords:

Limn chemistry, Water quality, Groundwater, Kashmir Himalaya

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out during 2005-06 on three limnocrene freshwater springs located in single groundwater area in Kokergund (Yaripora) of District Kulgam, Kashmir, India. A perusal of the data showed that these springs were hard water type with slightly lower values of dissolved oxygen (DO) (1.2-6.4mg/L). The ionic composition of the spring waters revealed the predominance of bicarbonate and calcium over the other ions with usual ionic progression as HCO3- >Ca++ >Mg++ >Na+ >K+. None of the parameters studied foated the standards set by WHO for drinking water quality. However, relatively higher values of NO3-N (2500-3900µg/L), but well within the per-missible limits of WHO, were observed. The dissolved silica did not show any temporal variation between the different months but exhibited slight spatial variations (17.8-21mg/L).

Key words: Limn chemistry; Water quality; Groundwater; Kashmir Himalaya

DOI: 10.3126/hn.v7i0.4237

Hydro Nepal

Journal of Water, Energy and Environment

Vol. 7, July, 2010

Page: 54-59

Uploaded date: 31 January, 2011

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Bhat, S. U., & Pandit, A. K. (2011). Limnochemistry of Three Freshwater Springs of Kashmir Himalaya. Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment, 7, 54–59. https://doi.org/10.3126/hn.v7i0.4237

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