African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Water quality analysis of Digil Dam Mubi, North-eastern Nigeria

Apollos T. Garba1 and Gailyson Y. Jamala2*
1Adamawa State University, P. M. B. 25 Mubi, Nigeria. 2Ministry of Agriculture, P. M. B. 2079 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 March 2011
  •  Published: 05 September 2011

Abstract

A study of water quality condition of Digil Dam Mubi North-eastern Nigeria was carried out for the period of July to September 2008. Five sampling sites were selected for the research. The stations included the inlet site towards the eucalyptus trees; station (A), the entrance gate; station (B), opposite to the second station; station (C), the spill way channel; station (D), the middle of the Dam; station (E). Data were collected in triplicate for temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, salinity, and phosphate concentration using standard methods. The result showed variations in the monthly and station to station values of all the water quality parameters tested. Despite this variation the values were tolerable range of the majority of tropical fresh water fish species.

 

Key words: pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, salinity.