Biomonitoring with macrozoobenthos as a special tool to predict the water quality of Dal Lake Srinagar
Sajad Hussain Dar, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Asrar Amin Khan, Abid Rashid, Abdul Rashid Teli and Muzamil Bashir
Ten sampling stations where chosen within the lake for the study of Biomonitoring during different seasons of 2016 by using the Macrozoobenthos to predict water quality characteristics. Two sampling stations where chosen from Nageen basin near Houseboats, directly fed by sewage from houseboats with a deepest depth of 6 meters. Site third and fourth is situated in Nishat basin near LAWDA. This site is constantly disturbed during summer by manual deweeding process by local Hanjies. Site fifth and sixth where chosen from Gagribal basin with dense growth of macrophytes. In the same way two more sampling sites designated as site seventh and eighth where chosen from floating gardens of Kandmohalla. Another two sites designated as ninth and Tenth selected from Dal gate. Sampling stations are represented by capital letter “S” followed by numerical prefix. Benthic fauna was dominated by three major phylum’s belonging to phylum Annelida, phylum Mollusca and phylum Arthropoda. On the whole total number of 27 taxa was observed during overall tenure of sampling period.
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Sajad Hussain Dar, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Asrar Amin Khan, Abid Rashid, Abdul Rashid Teli, Muzamil Bashir. Biomonitoring with macrozoobenthos as a special tool to predict the water quality of Dal Lake Srinagar. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):734-744.