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Journal of Fisheries International
Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 91-97
Physico-Chemistry Quality of Trans-Amadi (Woji) Creek Port Harcourt, Niger Delta, Nigeria
O.A. Davies , A.A.A. Ugwumba and D.S. Abolude
 
Abstract: The Trans-amadi (Woji) Creek of the Upper Bonny Estuary in Port Harcourt, Nigeria has received little attention regarding its physico-chemistry quality. The creek is a sink receiving multiple organic anthropogenic effluents from its surroundings. This study was conducted to assess the physico-chemical properties of the surface water and the impact of municipal wastes on these parameters. Surface water samples were collected for physico-chemistry analyses from May 2004 to April 2006 from 4 stations according to standard methods. Turbidity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, magnesium, hardness, nitrate, phosphate and sulphate demonstrated significant spatial and seasonal variations. Total dissolved solids, total organic carbon, total organic matter, phosphate and ammonia exceeded United States Environmental protection Agency acceptable levels for natural water bodies. The presence of these organic pollutants indicates organic pollution and stress in this creek. Concerted surveillance of this environmental is advocated to restore its integrity.
 
How to cite this article:
O.A. Davies , A.A.A. Ugwumba and D.S. Abolude , 2008. Physico-Chemistry Quality of Trans-Amadi (Woji) Creek Port Harcourt, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries International, 3: 91-97.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jfish.2008.91.97