Archive for September 2010

Water quality in the Kucukcekmece Lake, Istanbul

September 27, 2010

A recent paper published by Taner et al., in the Journal of Ecological Indicators have discussed about the the Lagoon Water Quality Index (L-WQI) of Kucukcekmece Lake, a highly polluted watershed located in western metropolitan Istanbul by focusing on primary problems of the system such as increasing stress on aquatic biota, eutrophication and organic pollution. They used environmental indicators like dissolved oxygen saturation, total nitrogen to total phosphorus ratio, nitrate, orthophosphate, chlorophyll-a, chemical oxygen demand, pH, turbidity and electrical conductivity. The results from Küçükçekmece Lagoon were correlated with the observed water quality trends and reflect the impact of pollution in its tributaries. For more details please refer to doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2010.08.003