FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2018 Vol.24 No.1 PP 126-134
WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF SHAHPURA LAKE, BHOPAL (M.P.) INDIA USING BENTHIC MACRO-INVERTEBRATES
M. ANIECE WANI* AND MUKESH DIXIT
Department of Zoology,
Govt. Benazeer Science and Commerce College,
BHOPAL (M.P.) INDIA
*Corresponding Author :
Email: mohdaniece@gmail.com.
ABSTRACT
Shahapura Lake is manmade perennial situated in Bhopal (M.P.) India. The main source of water to this lake is rain water and sewage water from residential colonies. Samples were collected and analyzed to check the pollution status of Shahpura Lake. Present study deals with quantitative and qualitative analysis of macro-zoobenthic invertebrates of the lake together with the assessment of physicochemical parameters. The water quality was assessed by using BMWP and ASPT scoring index and physicochemical parameters as per APHA. During investigations total 34 genera were found belonging to 24 families respectively. The presence of higher number of oligochaetes and chironomids (pollution indicating species) alongwith the scores obtained by BMWP and ASPT index indicated that the water body was polluted. The detailed study was further carried out and correlated with the findings of physicochemical parameters like DO, BOD, COD, TDS, Alkalinity, Chloride, Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Calcium and Total hardness etc.

Key words : ASPT scores, Benthic macro-invertebrates, Bio-indicators, Bio-monitoring, BMWP.
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