Evaluation of trophic status of certain lakes in Nagpur city

Author(s): Bharati Patil, Lalit Ingale, S.T.Ingle

Considering the importance of lakes in the urban environment of Nagpur city, the present study aims at the assessment of trophic status of lakes in Nagpur city. The limnological study to assess the water quality was directed towards environmental survey of the environs of the lake, sources of pollution, and water analysis for physicochemical and biological parameters including phytoplankton and zooplankton, chlorophyll concentration and oxygen balance measurement into the water. The present work aims at utilizing Biomonitoringmethod based on indicators ofwater quality namely phytoplankton & Zooplankton for the purpose of assessing trophic status of 5 urban lakes in Nagpur city. The trophic status of the lakes was correlated with the biological and physicochemical characteristics.

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