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Title: Evaluation of Water from Bokro Stream for Irrigation and Its Effect on Soil
Authors: Akoto, O.
Wi-Afedzi, T.
Aidoo, G.
Apau, J.
Keywords: Bokro stream,
Irrigation,
Salinity hazard
Self purification
Waste water
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2010), pp 135-141
Abstract: This study focused on evaluating the water quality of the Bokro stream for its suitability for irrigation purposes. Among the water quality parameters examined were pH, total dissolved solids, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, hardness, major ions and concentration of some trace metals. The results revealed that most of the parameters examined were below the FAO limits for irrigation water. The results also indicated that nutrient concentrations (Sulphate, Nitrate-Nitrogen and Phosphate-Phosphorus) from the stream were far below the usual ranges in irrigation water. Based on values calculated for Sodium Adsorption Ratio and electrical conductivity, the water source could be described as possessing low salinity hazard and therefore no permeability problems are expected for the soils. In addition, human activities along the banks of the stream and inflow of untreated domestic sewage from communities in the catchment area of the stream were found to have great impact on the quality of water from the stream. Water from the stream will have no adverse effect on the soil when it is use for irrigation.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2010), pp 135-141
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4964
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