Singh, Abhay Kumar (2010) Water quality of the chhoti gandak river using principal component analysis, ganga plain, India. Journal of Earth System Science, 119 (1). pp. 117-127. ISSN 0253-4126

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (365Kb) | Request a copy


Chhoti Gandak is a meandering river which originates in the terai area of the Ganga Plain and serves as a lifeline for the people of Deoria district, Uttar Pradesh. It travels a distance of about 250 km and drains into Ghaghara near Gothani, Siwan district of Bihar. It has been observed that people of this region suffer from water-borne health problems; therefore water samples were collected to analyse its quality along the entire length of Chhoti Gandak River. The principal components of water quality are controlled by lithology, gentle slope gradient, poor drainage, long residence of water, ion exchange, weathering of minerals, heavy use of fertilizers, and domestic wastes. At some stations water is hard with an excess alkalinity and is not suitable for drinking and irrigation purposes. The variation in the local and regional hydrogeochemical processes distinguished the geogenic sources from the anthropogenic one.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ganga Plain; Chhoti Gandak; water quality; hydrogeochemical; principal component analysis
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 05:40
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 05:40

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item