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Seasonal and spatial variation of Yamuna River water quality in Delhi, India


Yamuna river pollution has been extensively studied with regard to some selected parameters in five locations at Palla, Nizamuddin Midstream, Nizamuddin Quarter Stream, Agra Canal Midstream, and Agra Canal Quarter Stream in Delhi, India. Seasonal and location-wise variation of pollutants namely dissolve oxygen (DO), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), ammonia (AMM), total coliform and fecal coliform were studied for 6 years during the period of 2000–2005. The study results revealed the lowest level of pollution during monsoon. The statistical analysis revealed a positive correlation between DO, BOD, COD, TKN, and AMM.

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Mandal, P., Upadhyay, R. & Hasan, A. Seasonal and spatial variation of Yamuna River water quality in Delhi, India. Environ Monit Assess 170, 661–670 (2010).

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  • Spatial variation
  • Water quality
  • Yamuna River
  • Pollution
  • Correlations
  • Regression