Water Quality Assessment for Drinking and Irrigational Suitability of Galgibagh River Sub-basin (GRSB), Goa

Authors(2) :-A. Sreenivasa, Ajaykumar N. Asode

Water quality studies of Galgibagh River Sub-basin, Goa was carried out to determine its suitability for drinking and irrigational purposes. Analysis were carried out for major cations viz Ca, Mg, Na and K and anions viz CO3, HCO3, Cl and SO4 along with physical parameters such as pH, EC, TDS and H. Analysis were carried out following standard procedures of APHA. Obtained results were compared with BIS and WHO standards to determine its suitability for drinking purpose and it was found all waters to be safe. While it’s irrigational suitability was determined from parameters such as SAR, RSC and sodium percent and it was found that almost 84% of the waters of study area are found to fit for irrigation. USSL and Wilcox diagrams were plotted to study the suitability for irrigation.

Authors and Affiliations

A. Sreenivasa
Department of Studies in Geology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Ajaykumar N. Asode
Department of Studies in Geology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Galgibagh River, Water Quality, Drinking purpose, Irrigation, Goa.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 6 | November-December 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-12-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 327-331
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET151661
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

A. Sreenivasa, Ajaykumar N. Asode, " Water Quality Assessment for Drinking and Irrigational Suitability of Galgibagh River Sub-basin (GRSB), Goa, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.327-331, November-December-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET151661

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