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SAYEED Md. Abu, HOSSAIN Mostafa Ali Reza, WAHAB Md. Abdul, HASAN Md. Tawheed, SIMON Kumar Das, MAZUMDER Sabuj Kanti. Water and sediment quality parameters in the Chalan Beel, the largest wetland of Bangladesh[J]. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2015, 33(4): 895-904

Water and sediment quality parameters in the Chalan Beel, the largest wetland of Bangladesh

SAYEED Md. Abu1, HOSSAIN Mostafa Ali Reza2, WAHAB Md. Abdul2, HASAN Md. Tawheed1, SIMON Kumar Das3,4, MAZUMDER Sabuj Kanti1,3
1 Faculty of Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh;
2 Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh;
3 School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, D. E., Malaysia;
4 Marine Ecosystem Research Center, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, D. E., Malaysia
A study was conducted to investigate the status of the water and sediment quality in the Chalan Beel—a major fresh water fish reservoir of the country for a period of one year from July 2007 to June 2008. The mean values of water quality parameters (depth: 214.73±152.22 cm, temperature 27.68±4.26℃, transparency 123±82 cm, pH 9.7±0.47, total alkalinity 137±42 mg/L, conductivity 307±147 μs/cm, total dissolved solids 183±89 mg/L, ammonia-N 0.27±0.39 mg/L, nitrate-N 0.09±0.07 mg/L, phosphate-P 2.01±2.53 mg/L) and sediment quality parameters (pH 7.21±0.35, organic matter 2.59±0.52%, total nitrogen 0.09±0.04%, available phosphorus 5.4±3.6 Meq./100 g and exchangeable potassium 0.43±0.14 Meq./100 g) were within the range recommended for most of the inland fishes of Bangladesh. Although the water and sediment quality parameters except ammonia and phosphate are in the suitable range, the overall results suggest that better management techniques should be practiced in order to overcome the declining trend of associated aquatic life (fauna and flora) of this important fresh water body of Bangladesh.
Key words:    Chalan Beel|total dissolve solids|transparency|residual effect|organic matter|sustainable management   
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