Physicochemical characteristics of a freshwater pond of Rani Talab Rewa (M.P.) India
Dr. Anjana Mishra
In the present study an attempt has been made on physico-chemical characteristics of Rani Talab, located in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. This has reflected in reduction in the number of deep diving ducks which prefer to occupy the central deep portion of the pond. They are now outcompeted by dabbling ducks which prefer shallow water. The increasing number of these ducks in the central position is a clear indicator of decrease in the depth of the pond. The total area of Rani Talab is 34.57 acre. the average distance from the bund to centre of the pond is 137 meters, while average distance from bank to the centre of the pond in 130 metres. It has average depth of water in pond is 3.53 metres and the average volume of the pond water is 3518337 cu ft. The surface water quality of Rani Talab is severely degraded due to the pollution from surrounding areas directly entering the water. Three surface sampling points were selected to evaluate the water quality.