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Biodiversity of Kanher dam of Satara district MS, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Padmabhushan Dr. Vasantraodada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Tasgaon, Dist. Sangli, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 87-92, (2015)


River Venna is a tributary of Krishna river and has its orgin in nearMahabaleshwar. It runs a distance 45 km before meets with river Krishna near Satara on which Kanher dam was constructed.The water from the dam is utilised for irrigation, generation of electricity, drinking, aquaculture practices and recreation purposes. The present study comparies with limnological parameters, plankton diversity and survey of migratory and resident bird species. The plankton and bird species are best biological parameters of water and enviromental quality and assecement of conservation value of any habitat.The complied data needss to be further strengthened for improving strategies that insure stability and sustainability of study area.


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