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dc.contributor.authorWalter, Ojok
dc.contributor.authorWasswa, John
dc.contributor.authorNakiguli, Caroline K.
dc.contributor.authorNtambi, Emmanuel
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-28T12:12:33Z
dc.date.available2022-10-28T12:12:33Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationWalter, O., Wasswa, J., Nakiguli, C.K. and Ntambi, E. (2019) Spatial Variation in Physicochemical Surface Water Quality in River Rwizi, Western Uganda. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 11, 1427-1440. https://doi.org/10.4236/jwarp.2019.1112083en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.4236/jwarp.2019.1112083
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/5020
dc.description.abstractRiver Rwizi originates from the Buhweju hills. It is a major source of water for the inhabitants of Mbarara Municipality and surrounding environment. In this study, spatial variation of water quality in River Rwizi section within Mbarara Municipality was determined using cluster analysis. Laboratory analysis was conducted on water samples from five sites along the river section using standard methods for: pH, EC, TSS, TDS, turbidity, temperature, total hardness, alkalinity, salinity, colour, NH3-N, 24 SO − , BOD, COD, DO, Ca, Mg, Fe, and Mn. Cluster analysis grouped the study sites into slight pollution (Spencon, GBK), moderate pollution (Katete) and high pollution (BSU, Kakoba) for dry season. For rain season, order was: slight pollution (BSU, Spencon), moderate pollution (GBK) and high pollution (Kakoba, Katete), basing on similarity of water quality variables. These results show that water pollution resulted primarily from domestic waste water, agricultural runoff and industrial effluents. Thus, water from River Rwizi is not suitable for drinking in both dry and wet seasons.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Water Resource and Protectionen_US
dc.subjectRiver Rwizien_US
dc.subjectCluster Analysisen_US
dc.subjectSpatial Variationen_US
dc.subjectPollutionen_US
dc.titleSpatial Variation in Physicochemical Surface Water Quality in River Rwizi, Western Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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