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.
A. Sreenivasa, Ajaykumar N. Asode
Galgibagh River, Water Quality, Drinking purpose, Irrigation, Goa.
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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.
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