Seasonal Dynamic of Physicochemical Parameters of Berach River System in Udaipur District, Rajasthan


  • Wildlife, Limnology and Toxicology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Government Meera Girl’s College (Mohanlal Sukhadia University) Udaipur – 313001, Rajasthan
  • Wildlife, Limnology and Toxicology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Government Meera Girl’s College (Mohanlal Sukhadia University) Udaipur – 313001, Rajasthan



Berach River, Downstream Pond, Season, Physico-chemical Parameter, Pollution, Upstream Pond


Surface and ground water have been contaminated is a result of the improper disposal of industrial and municipal waste. Seasonal variations in human interference and natural processes particularly rainfall and temperature have an impact on the water quality of aquatic ecosystems. During the study, Sarjana tank showed the lowest average value of water temperature, 25.31ºC, whereas Gadwa pond had the maximum average value of water temperature (28.25ºC). The highest depth of visibility observed in Bada Madar tank (104cm) in winter 2019 and lowest depth of visibility observed in downstream pond (9.2cm) in monsoon 2019. Industrial pollution was responsible for comparatively low pH in the ponds of Berach river viz Upstream, Downstream, Gadwa, Daroli pond and Sarjana tank. The maximum average dissolved oxygen was found in Fatehsagar lake and minimum average dissolved oxygen found in Daroli pond. Udaisagar lake had highest alkalinity of 324.00 mg/l during winter 2018 and the lowest value of 68mg/l was observed in Down-stream pond in winter 2019. Chhota Madar tank had the lowest average hardness value of 136.61 mg/L. The highest mean conductivity (3.1018 m.mhos.) value was observed in the Down-stream pond and the lowest mean conductivity (0.3178 m.mhos.) in Chota Madar pond. Lowest TDS value (151.8 ppm) was in Bada Madar tank during the monsoon of 2018 and highest (4999.2 ppm) was in the downstream pond during winter 2018. Lowest mean chloride was found in Fatehsagar lake while highest mean chloride was found in downstream pond. Chhota Madar tank was found to be most rich in phosphates (0.4856 mg/l).


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Chishty, N., & Choudhary, N. L. (2022). Seasonal Dynamic of Physicochemical Parameters of Berach River System in Udaipur District, Rajasthan. Toxicology International, 29(3), 379–391.



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