Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 407

Full Length Research Paper

Physico-chemical behavior of three different water bodies of sub tropical Himalayan Region of India

Anand Singh Bisht1, Gulam Ali2, D.S.Rawat2 and N. N. Pandey3
1Department of Life Sciences, UUHF, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India. 2Department of Zoology, BFIT, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 3Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.
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  •  Accepted: 27 September 2013
  •  Published: 31 December 2013


This research paper represents a brief analysis of physico-chemical characteristics of three different water bodies namely: earthen pond, cemented pond and lake located at Bhimtal, Nainital, Uttarakhand during winter season. Air temperature, water temperature, pH, DO, free CO2, total alkalinity, total hardness, total nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, ammonium and silicate were the physico-chemical parameters observed during the experimental period. The physico-chemical parameters influencing the aquatic productivity of the water bodies were found in the range of 12 to 17.5°C,  6.5 to 8.8,  5.7 to 8.0 mg/L,  0.36 to 2.7 mg/L, 38 to 63 mg/L, 0.01 to 0.23 mg/L, 0.02 to 0.15 mg/L,  0.4 to 4.3 mg/L,  0.36 to 2.38 mg/L, 0.4 to 158 mg/L,  31 to 46 mg/L,  1.0 to 2.2 mg/L for temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, free carbon dioxide, total alkalinity, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, silicate, total hardness and total nitrogen, respectively.

Key words: Physico-chemical, aquatic productivity, water.