Eco-Physiological Studies On Fox Sagar Lake With Reference To Water Quality

A. Rajani, E.M. Sunitha, T. Sreelakshmi, P. Vaani, O. Sitakumari, K. Shailaja


The present paper deals with the ecological studies on Fox Sagar lake with reference to pollution. For this purpose both physico-chemical and biological parameters were analysed. Fox Sagar lake is famous for its natural beauty known locally as Kotta Cheruvu. It is located in Jeedimetla near KompallyHyderabad. The lake is popular for fishing and a popular spot for picnics.

The water samples from the surface were collected from the three sampling stations every month in polythene cans for a period of 2 years from June 2013 to May 2015. All the samples were carried to the laboratory. The samples were analyzed on the same day for different physico-­chemical factors following the standard methods. Surface water samples for phytoplankton were collected from the 3 sampling stations. One litre of the sample was kept in sedimentation columns after adding 4% Formaldehyde solution. In Fox Sagar lake four groups of algae were recorded i.e, Cyanophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Bacillariophyceae and Euglenophyceae.



APHA, AWWA and WPCF, 1995. Standard methods for examinaton of water and waste water, 19th ed. Published by APHA, AWWA and WPCF, Washington, USA.

Ananthaiah, 2010. Ecological studies on temple tanks of Ananthagiri and sarpanpally project with reference to waterquality. Ph.D. Thesis, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Kumar,R., Singh, R.D and Sharma, K.D. 2005. Water resources of India, Current Science, 89(5) : pp.794 - 811.

Mahananda,M.R. 2010. Physico-chemical analysis of surface water and ground water of Bargath District, Orissa, India. International Journal of Reserch and Review in Applied Sciences, 2(3):284-295

Pearsall, W.H., (1946). Fresh water biology and water supply in Britain. Sci. Pub. II, Fresh Water Biol. Asso., British Empire. 1 - 90.

Rajeev Sharma and Ajay capoor, 2010. Seasonal variations in physical, chemical and Biological Parameters of Lake water of Patna Bird Sanctuary in Relation to Fish Productivity. World Applied Sciences Journal, 8(1): 129-132.

Sarojini.Y., 1996. Physico-chemical characteristics and phytoplankton assemblages of sewage entering habour water at Visakapatnam, East coast of India, Indian J.of. Envtl.Prtcn, 16(9): 645-650.

Satyamohan, K. and Zafar, A.R., 1986. Water quality of two drinking water reservoirs of Hyderabad (India). Poll. Res,5 (3 - 4): 111 - 122.

Seenayya, G., 1971 Ecological studies in the plankton of certain fresh water ponds of Hyderabad, India. Physico chemical complexes. Hydrobiologia, 37: 7-31.

Sharma, L.L and Sarang, S. 2004. Physico-chemical limnology and productivity of Jaisamand lake, Udaipur( Rajasthan), Poll.Res., 23(1): 8

Full Text: PDF [Full Text]


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright © 2013, All rights reserved.|

Creative Commons License
International Journal of Science Engineering and Advance Technology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.Based on a work at IJSEat , Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at