e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Mehnaza Rashid and Pragya Shrivastava
An assessment was made to accesses the trophic status and aquatic insect diversity of the kaliasot river. During the present study the results documented higher values in physico-chemical parameters. The river was categorized as alkaliphilous and alkaline with pH (x̅ = 7.9 units). On the basis of average values observed for electrical conductivity (x̅ =301.7 µScm-1) the water body falls under Mesotrophic condition. Higher average alkalinity values (75.3 mgl-1) categorizes the water body as nutritionally rich. Increased average nitrate content puts the water body into the eutrophic condition. The overall study predicts the eutrophic nature of Kaliasot River. A total of 29 genera of aquatic insects belonging to 5 orders were recorded from the kaliasot during the present study.
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