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Assessment of Physico-Chemical Parameters in Surface Waters of Lake Mahucdam Basin, Tubod, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Emalina L. Ebol, Rex Bomvet D. Saura, Rosalia L. Hugo, Hyde D. Fabroa, Rolit Joan C. Ferol, Dexter Q. Mahomoc

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Int. J. Biosci.20(6), 167-175, June 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/20.6.167-175

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The community needs adequate water resources and supplies for vital purposes. The current study was carried out for water profiling in terms of physicochemical parameters of Lake Mahucdam in one (1) year starting February 2019 to January 2020, prior to sustainable lake ecosystem management. The physicochemical analysis was determined using a water checker multiparameter Hanna HI 9829 device. The device measured the Temperature (0 C), Dissolved Oxygen (ppm) and percent DO(mg/L), Conductivity(Ms/cm), ORP(mV), pH, Salinity(PSU), Pressure(mmHg), resistivity, TDS (ppt),  and Turbidity(FNU).  The results indicate the importance of physicochemical assessment in Lake Mahucdam Basin. Primary physicochemical parameter water criteria such as surface water temperature increase 5 oC from cooler months to summer, pH is from neutral to slight alkalinity level, dissolved Oxygen and saturation of DO is low, and salinity level is within the freshwater saline quality. Among the physico-chemical parameters, water temperature, conductivity, pH, total dissolved solids and turbidity is within permissible limits, but the dissolved Oxygen is very low as compared to the set international and national water quality standards at the time of the study.

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