Temporal And Environmental Conditions Regulating Biomass Dynamics In Water Hyacinth And Its Effects On Water Quality In Lake Naivasha, Kenya

ABSTRACT

The influence of the water hyacinth mats on the physico-chemical characteristics of the underlying water is important in understanding the potential impacts on the aquatic organisms and human uses. The objective of the study was to determine the temporal and environmental conditions regulating biomass dynamics in water hyacinth and its effects on water quality in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Field measurement and experimental set up were used to generate research data. Field research was carried out in three selected sites in Lake Naivasha; off Sewage, Malewa River inlet (both with hyacinth cover) and an open water site without water hyacinth cover. Field measurements and water sample collection was carried out once in a fortnight for five months (September 2011 to January 2012). Physico-chemical variables were measured in situ. The water samples from the lake and experimental buckets were analyzed for N, P and total suspended solids (TSS). The density and dry weights of live and senesced E. crassipes per square metre was determined using a 0.5×0.5M quadrat in triplicates per site. In all the statistical analyses, 95% level of significance was used as the critical point (P=

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APA

OMONDI, O (2021). Temporal And Environmental Conditions Regulating Biomass Dynamics In Water Hyacinth And Its Effects On Water Quality In Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/temporal-and-environmental-conditions-regulating-biomass-dynamics-in-water-hyacinth-and-its-effects-on-water-quality-in-lake-naivasha-kenya

MLA 8th

OMONDI, OUTA "Temporal And Environmental Conditions Regulating Biomass Dynamics In Water Hyacinth And Its Effects On Water Quality In Lake Naivasha, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 17 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/temporal-and-environmental-conditions-regulating-biomass-dynamics-in-water-hyacinth-and-its-effects-on-water-quality-in-lake-naivasha-kenya. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

MLA7

OMONDI, OUTA . "Temporal And Environmental Conditions Regulating Biomass Dynamics In Water Hyacinth And Its Effects On Water Quality In Lake Naivasha, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 17 May. 2021. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/temporal-and-environmental-conditions-regulating-biomass-dynamics-in-water-hyacinth-and-its-effects-on-water-quality-in-lake-naivasha-kenya >.

Chicago

OMONDI, OUTA . "Temporal And Environmental Conditions Regulating Biomass Dynamics In Water Hyacinth And Its Effects On Water Quality In Lake Naivasha, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/temporal-and-environmental-conditions-regulating-biomass-dynamics-in-water-hyacinth-and-its-effects-on-water-quality-in-lake-naivasha-kenya