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Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 2     (Pages: 145-155)

Examination Water Quality of Karakaya Dam Lake

Mehmet KÜÇÜKYILMAZ 1 ,Gülşad USLU 2 ,Nevin BİRİCİ 3 ,Nedim Gürel ÖRNEKÇİ 4 , Nurettin YILDIZ 5 ,Tunay ŞEKER 6

1 Su Ürünleri Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Elazığ
2 Fırat Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Çevre Mühendisliği Bölümü, Elazığ
DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i27092.288104 Viewed : 2626 - Downloaded : 1458 This study was carried out from May 2009 to April 2010 during twelve months for determination water quality of Karakaya Dam Lake established on the Fırat Stream in Cungus province of Diyarbakır. For this purpose, water samples were taken from 7 sampling points with 2 different depths in Karakaya Dam Lake. Totally 12 parameters (temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, total phosphorus, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, sulfate, phosphate and chemical oxygen demand) were analyzed in the taken water samples. Thus, water quality and production potential concerning aquaculture were determined in the lake. In the dam lake, the local people get income from agriculture and natural fishing as well as other farming activities. In the same time, the environment of the dam lake is used as sightseeing and rest place. When the findings of the physical and chemical analyses were evaluated, it is seen that lake was mesotrophic lake. According to these results, dam lake generally had not a convenient habitat with regard to aquaculture. Keywords : Karakaya Dam Lake,Physical and Chemical Analysis,Water Quality