Assessment And Spatial Distribution of Quality of Water of the middle Stretch of the River Jhelum Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques

Saiqa Aziz, Rizwan Ullah


Rivers are vital freshwater system that are necessary for the continuation of life. The goal of present research was to analyze spatial dissimilarities in water quality of river Jhelum flowing through Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K). Overall, eleven water samples were collected during month of June 2014 and were examined for some physio-chemical parameters namely pH, Temperature, EC, TDS, Turbidity, flow rate, T. Hardness, Alkalinity and Salinity. The obtained results were compared with the guiding principle laid by World Health Organization (WHO) for river water quality. Only at one site “Sharda” significant amount of turbidity recorded while rest of the parameters pH, temperature, EC, TDS, T. Hardness and Alkalinity were recorded within the range of WHO guidelines.


Water quality; Jhelum River; Multivariate Statistical; Technique

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Journal of South Asian Studies
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