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The impact of agricultural activity towards water quality in Tasik Chini

Nasihah Sakinah , Zainudin (2013) The impact of agricultural activity towards water quality in Tasik Chini. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

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Abstract

A study on the impact of agricultural activity towards water quality in Tasik Chini was conducted at six sampling stations which were at Laut Gumum, Laut Jerangking, Laut Melai, LAut Kenawar, Laut Pulai Balai/PLKN, and Tasik Chini Resort. A total of thirteen water quality parameters were analyzed including in situ test and laboratory analysis. All the parameters were analyzed and measured according to Department of Environment Water Quality Index and National Water Quality Standard (NWQS) for Malaysia. The physical, chemical and biological variables were temperature, turbidity, total suspended solid (TSS), dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, biological oxygen demand (BUD), chemical oxygen demand, electrical conductivity (EC), ammoniacal nitrogen (NI 3 -N), nitrate (NO), phosphate (PO 3), total coliform, and Escherichia coli (E.Coli). The result show that water quality at Tasik Chini is Class II based on WQI, which means, Tasik Chini is suitable for recreational activity and body contact is allowed, however basic treatment required for water supply. Based on NWQS, electrical conductivity (EC), total suspended solid (TSS), ammoniacal nitrogen (NI 3-N), and nitrate are Class I. Parameter for turbidity, phosphate, biochemical oxygen demand (BUD), and chemical oxygen demand (COD) under Class II. pH and dissolved Oxygen under Class III. Human activities at surrounding area near Tasik Chini affected water quality there. Agricultural activity, such as palm oil plantation at Kampung Gumum, and rubber plantation at Tanjong Jerangking indeed affects water quality in Tasik Chini and if these situation continued, may have caused environmental degradation at Tasik Chini hence may lead algal bloom in lakes.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Project paper (Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang - 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water quality Water Pollution Pesticides Environmental aspects
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Mohd Faiz Syed Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 00:21
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 00:21
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/11096
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