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Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 3     (Pages: 209-224)

Investigation of Water Quality of Küçüksu Pond (Taşköprü-Kastamonu)


1 Kastamonu Üniversitesi Su Ürünleri Fakültesi. Kastamonu
2 Giresun Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi. Giresun
DOI : 10.17693/ Viewed : 2878 - Downloaded : 1419 This study was carried out by monthly sampling between October 2015 and September 2016 in three stations determined in a Küçüksu Pond (Taşköprü, Kastamonu). Küçüksu Pond was built to meet the needs of drinking water and irrigation water. The main aims of this study were to observe the seasonal, monthly variations of physicochemical parameters and heavy metal content, to determine the water quality properties and the suitability level in terms of aquatic life, and also to classify the quality of water in accordance with the Surface Water Quality Management Regulation (SWQMR) criteria at Küçüksu Pond. In total, 21 physicochemical parameters and 7 heavy metals were investigated for water quality. The water quality in Küçüksu Pond was found to be Class I-III according to SWQMR. When the findings of physical and chemical analyzes are compared, it is seen that this pond has an oligotroph character. In terms of these results, Küçüksu Pond water is generally suitable for aquatic organisms. This water source is under pollution pressure, it is reached to the result that it should be regularly monitored periodically for the protection of the water quality. Keywords : Fresh water, pond, water pollution, heavy metal, Hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA)