Ecological Studies of Mir Alam Lake With Reference to Water Quality
Amin Hossaini Motlagh, K. Navatha and P. Manikya Reddy
Journal Title:Nature Environment and Pollution Technology
The present investigation was undertaken to elucidate certain aspects of ecology of algae and physico-chemical characteristics of water with reference to water quality in Mir Alam lake. The lake provides a wide scope of identification of algal diversity existing in it. The lake is an important source of water for zoological park and, it is essential to assess the quality of water. The analysis of the physico-chemical characteristics indicates that the water is alkaline, and carbonates were recorded in high concentration. The dissolved oxygen is present in very low concentration, and organic matter, chlorides, phosphates and total hardness were present in high concentrations in the lake. The phytoplankton is dominated by Chlorophyceae. The species Chlorella, Scenedesmus, Crucigenia, Pandorina, Euglena, Phacus and Trachelomonas were dominant, and can be used as good indicators of water quality and pollution.