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Sediment Characterization of Lower sections of a Central Himalayan river, Tawi, Jammu (J&K), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu (180006), J&K, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 51-55, March,22 (2013)


Information on sediment quality and characterization is an important requirement for water resources development and management. This paper presents the results of a study that was conducted to assess the sediment physico- chemistry of river Tawi during a period of twelve months. Sediments were analyzed according to the standard methodology for sediment particle size (sand, silt and clay), sediment texture, pH, EC, TOC and TOM. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Pearson correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data. Sand was found to be the major contributor to the sediment texture. The values of TOC and TOM do not exceeded the acceptable limits but tend to be increasing gradually. Therefore, environmental surveillance of these parts of the river is strongly recommended.


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