The potential impacts of anthropogenic and climate changes factors on surface water ecosystem deterioration at Kenyir Lake, Malaysia

Islam, Mir Sujaul and Mohd Khairul Amri, Kamarudin and Noorjima, Abd Wahab and Hafizan, Juahir and Nik Mohd Firdaus, Nik Wan and Muhammad Barzani, Gasim and Mohd Ekhwan, Toriman and Ata, Frankie Marcus and Adiana, Ghazali and Atikah, Anuar and Hanif, Abdullah and Nur Izzati, Hussain and Syahril Hirman, Azmee and Muhammad Hafiz, Md Saad and Muhammad Nabil, Saupi and Rahmah, Elfithri (2018) The potential impacts of anthropogenic and climate changes factors on surface water ecosystem deterioration at Kenyir Lake, Malaysia. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.14). pp. 67-74. ISSN 2227-524X. (Published)

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Water ecosystem deterioration can be affected by various factors of either natural environment or physical changes in the river basin. Data observation were made during dry season (April 2017) and wet season (December 2017). 21 sampling stations were selected along Kenyir Lake Basin. Overall, the water quality status as stated in NWQS is categorized as Class I on dry season and Class II on wet sea-son. The major pollutants in Kenyir Lake are Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Dissolve Oxygen and pH which are contributed largely by untreated or partially treated sewage from tourism development and construction activities around the basin. The sedimentation problem level in the Kenyir Lake Basin is not in critically stage but the flow rate of water and land use ac-tivities (development around basin) will be contributed to the increasing levels of sedimentation. The good site management such as the implementation of proper site practice measures to control and treat run-off prior to discharge will ensure that the construction works will not affect the quality and quantity of the receiving waters or have significant impact upon the receiving waters.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenyir lake basin; Water ecosystem deterioration; Wet season; Dry season; National Water Quality Standard (NWQS)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Dr. Mir Sujaul Islam
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 02:14
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