Seasonal variation in the aquatic environment of Ram Ganga river at Moradabad: A quantitative study

Ram Ganga river water at 10 different sites at Moradabad were collected and analysed at pre monsoon period and after the onset of monsoon following standard methods of sampling and testing. River water is found to be contaminated with reference to almost all the physico-chemical parameters studied at almost all the sites of sampling for pre-monsoon period as well as after the onset of monsoon. To study the pollution potential of effluents on river water quality, 2 effluent samples carrying mixed discharge of industries and city discharge before mixing up with river water and downstream river water samples after mixing up with river water were analysed. A comparison of data for two seasons clearly indicates improvement in the river water quality after the onset of monsoon.