CHARACTERIZING PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF DEMBI RESERVOIR WATER IN RELATION TO FISH PRODUCTION, SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

As water regulates fish’s life functions such as feeding, swimming, breeding, digestion, and excretion; the change in water quality and availability due to existing natural or anthropogenic activities can adversely affect its production. Physico-chemical water quality characteristics provide important information about the suitability of water for fish production. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine the physico-chemical characteristics of Dembi reservoir water in relation to fish production. The study was conducted during dry season (February, 2019). Water samples were collected in triplicate from selected 10 sampling stations of the reservoir water using manually prepared water sampler made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tube. Depth integrated sampling technique was employed to take water samples for physico-chemical characteristics analysis. From the selected 14 physico-chemical characteristics, four (temperature, electrical conductivity (EC), pH and dissolved oxygen (DO)) were tested onsite using a multi-system HQ4d electronic meter (probe), whereas the rest 10 water quality parameters were tested in the laboratory. The result showed that the current average depth of the dam was 5.6±1.61 m. The overall mean value of turbidity (26.4±0.44 FTU), temperature (26.7±0.36 °C), conductivity (51.0±1.14 μS cm-1), pH (7.7±0.07), DO (4.6±0.12 mg L-1), total hardness (22.2±0.51mg L-1), nitrate (NO3-N) (5.4±0.48 mg L-1), nitrite (NO2-N) (0.3±0.11 mg L-1), ammonia (NH4-N) (2.1±0.06mgL-1), total Phosphorus (3.0±0.16 mg L-1), soluble respective phosphorus (PO4-P) (1.7±0.27mgL-1), total alkalinity (52.5±0.91mgL-1), calcium (4.2±0.11 mg L-1), and BOD5 (2.7±0.24 mg L-1) were recorded at the reservoir water. There was a significant difference (P
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APA

Ephrem, C (2024). CHARACTERIZING PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF DEMBI RESERVOIR WATER IN RELATION TO FISH PRODUCTION, SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/characterizing-physico-chemical-properties-of-dembi-reservoir-water-in-relation-to-fish-production-southwest-ethiopia

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Ephrem, Chekole "CHARACTERIZING PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF DEMBI RESERVOIR WATER IN RELATION TO FISH PRODUCTION, SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/characterizing-physico-chemical-properties-of-dembi-reservoir-water-in-relation-to-fish-production-southwest-ethiopia. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Ephrem, Chekole . "CHARACTERIZING PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF DEMBI RESERVOIR WATER IN RELATION TO FISH PRODUCTION, SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/characterizing-physico-chemical-properties-of-dembi-reservoir-water-in-relation-to-fish-production-southwest-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Ephrem, Chekole . "CHARACTERIZING PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF DEMBI RESERVOIR WATER IN RELATION TO FISH PRODUCTION, SOUTHWEST ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/characterizing-physico-chemical-properties-of-dembi-reservoir-water-in-relation-to-fish-production-southwest-ethiopia