Studies on planktonic diversity in fresh water reservoirs around Amravati district, Maharashtra

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Kiran Sangve

Abstract

The present study was carried out to assess the planktonic diversity and seasonal variations in the physic-chemical characteristics of Pohra, Wadali and Chhatri surface water reservoirs around Amravati during June 2014 to May 2015. During the course of study the zooplankton in the reservoir under investigation is represented by five major groups i.e. Ostracoda, Rotifera, Cladocera, Protozoa and Copepoda.  Among phytoplankton a total of 28 algal species were recorded from all the reservoirs under study with 14 taxa from Chlorophyceae, 9 taxa from Bacillariophyceae and 8 from Cyanophyceae. The Chhatri reservoir was found to contain most of the pollution indicator species. Wadali reservoir also exhibited few pollution tolerant species. The water in all the reservoirs was found to be eutrophic in the order of Pohra > Wadali > Chhatri.

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How to Cite
Sangve, K. (2020). Studies on planktonic diversity in fresh water reservoirs around Amravati district, Maharashtra. Environment Conservation Journal, 21(3), 137-142. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.21316

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