Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

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Variations in the Physical and Chemical Parameters of a Tropical Rainforest Lake

Uzoka Christopher Ndubuisi, Eyo Joseph Effiong2 Ibe colman Chikwem3 Egbuawa Irene Ogechi, Rupuruchukwu Nobert Unegbu and Chijioke Ndukwe Uyo

  •  Received: 16 November 2023
  •  Accepted: 19 December 2023
Oguta Lake is a source of water supply and used for fishing activities in southeastern Nigeria. A study of the physicochemical parameters of Oguta Lake was made from April 2017 to March 2018. Water samples were collected monthly and analyzed for sixteen different physicochemical parameters. They include: current, temperature, transparency, water depth, pH, electrical conductivity and dissolved oxygen which were measured in-situ. Other parameters were done ex-situ using standard methods. The analyzed samples shows that most of the parameters have higher mean values during the wet season except for pH, transparency, conductivity, calcium and temperature which have higher mean values during the dry season. Significant difference was observed at p < 0.05 on the seasonal variation of Depth, Magnesium and Sodium. The rest parameters showed no significant difference at p > 0.05.

Keywords: Oguta Lake, Physicochemical parameters, Seasonal variaton