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Impact assessment was carried out on the zooplankton diversity of Pohra, Wadali and Chhatri surface water reservoirs around Amravati with respect to their physico-chemical characteristics. During course of study zooplankton were represented by five major groups i.e. Ostracoda, Rotifera, Cladocera, Protozoa and Copepoda.  High value of physico-chemical parameters and low zooplankton diversity were recorded in Chhatri reservoir, moderate in Wadali lake and low value of physico-chemical parameters and high zooplankton diversity were recorded in Pohara lake. The Chhatri reservoir was found to contain most of the pollution indicator species. Wadali reservoir also exhibited few pollution tolerant species. Prominent among them were Ceratodaphnia, Lepadella, Monostyla, Rotarria, Cyclops, Diaptomus and Ectocyclops. The water in all the reservoirs was found to be eutrophic in the order of Pohra > Wadali > Chhatri.


Physico-chemical parameters Zooplankton diversity fresh water reservoirs

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Sangve, K. B. . (2013). Impact of physico-chemical parameters on zooplankton diversity of freshwater reservoirs around Amravati District, Maharashtra. Environment Conservation Journal, 14(3), 131–135.


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