J.V. Balkhande* and A.N. Kulkarni

P.G. Department of Zoology & Fishery Science, N.E.S. Science College, Nanded-431605 (India) Email: balkhandejay1986@gmail.com ankulkarni12@rediffmail.com


Purna river is one of the tributary of river Godavari, and is the most important river in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, used to perform various activities such as domestic, agriculture and industrial. Potable quality of river water is affected by season and other factors. To assess the effect of season on various physico- chemical parameters such as pH, Temperature, Transparency, Dissolved oxygen (DO), Free Carbon dioxide (CO2), Chloride, Total alkalinity, Hardness, Calcium and Magnesium two stations A & B were selected on the Purna river, Purna city. The assessment programme was conducted from July 2010 to June 2012. Obtained results are discussed in the text.

Key words : Seasonal variation, Physico- chemical parameters, Purna river, Parbhani.

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