Fluctuations in the Values of Nitrogen in Dal Lake of Kashmir


Affiliations

  • Awdesh Pratap Singh University, Department of Environmental Science, Rewa, M.P., India
  • The Himalayan Ecological and Conservation Research Foundation, Jammu, 181205, India
  • Govt. Degree College, Department of Zoology, Anantnag, Kashmir, India

Abstract

Nitrogen in any form is in fact a depiction of the productive status of the natural ecological systems provided its concentration is within the prescribed limit. But unregulated anthropogenic intervention in the aquatic ecosystems enhances the nitrogen content and accelerates its senescence. Dal Lake in the present area of study is under incessant human interference which has in fact reduced it to a mere sink of the refuse generated by the stakeholders living around. As a consequence of the present investigation, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia values were found to record an increase.

Keywords

Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Dal Lake.

Subject Discipline

Environmental Sciences

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