Dug wells water is frequently used for irrigation of crops in India. The huge quantity of various toxic pollutants enters to ground water through anthropogenic and geogenic sources, which make the ground water, unfit for irrigation. Such water if used for irrigation may pose a serious risk to quality and quantity of crops and other things. The present study highlights the water quality monitoring of selected dug wells of Central India (Rajaula ward of Chitrakoot town). Different water quality parameters such as pH, electrical conductivity, Ca++, Mg++, Na+, K+, HCO3−, CO3− - chloride, sulfate, sodium percentage (Na %), magnesium hazards, sodium absorption ratio (SAR), residual sodium carbonate (RSC), potential soil salinity and permeability index were investigated for monitoring of t0 assess its suitability for irrigation. Some models, i.e. Wilcox Diagram, U.S. Salinity diagrams, Doneen criterion, etc. were also used for conformation of dug well water quality for irrigation purpose. Results of the study indicated that all selected wells have mostly medium and high salinity, under limit of SAR, medium Na%, medium Mg hazards, under limit of RSC and low Cl− quantity.
Water quality monitoring of selected dug wells of central India with special
L. N. Gupta, G. S. Gupta, Virendra Kumar Mishra; Water quality monitoring of selected dug wells of central India with special. Water Practice and Technology 1 December 2015; 10 (4): 652–659. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2015.076
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