Publication Date : 01/08/2018

Author(s) :

Maina, M. M, A. A. Aliyu.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 13
Issue 2
(08 - 2018)

Abstract :

Monitoring of water quality especially for irrigation is often ignored in the operation and maintenance of irrigation water sources. This research may serve as a preliminary study to provide baseline information that may direct future water quality assessment for monitoring quality. The water samples from Kafin-chiri irrigation were assessed for their quality in terms of its potential to irrigation. Standard chemical analysis procedure were adopted in the chemical analysis of the water samples. The results revealed that the water is slightly acidic with a pH of 6.09. The concentration of electric conductivity, chloride, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and sulphate recorded in the water samples lies between the permissible limits set by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) standard for irrigation water. The concentration of carbonate, bicarbonate, and nitrate were also within the standard. The results of the pH and EC Shows that the water quality status of Kafin-Chiri did not constitutes any hazardous threat to irrigation. It is therefore safe, suitable and recommended for irrigation but intermittent assessment is highly encourage to track down any sudden changes in quality. Results from this study can serve as a baseline for tracking record for quality assessment of irrigation water in the study area.

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