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Effect of anthropogenic activities on the water quality of Amala and Nyangores tributaries of River Mara in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Nyairo, Wilfrida N
dc.contributor.author Owuor, Philip O
dc.contributor.author Kengara, Fredrick O
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T10:28:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T10:28:59Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-30
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/140
dc.description.abstract Abstract Mau Forest in the upper reaches of the Mara River basin has recently undergone increased forest destruction followed by human settlement and agricultural activities. These anthropogenic activities may be contributing nutrients and heavy metals, ultimately polluting the river water and eventually Lake Victoria water hence damaging these aquatic ecosystems. This study sought to establish the effect of anthropogenic activities and season on the water quality of the Amala and Nyangores tributaries of the River Mara in Kenya. Pristine springs in the Mau Forest were used as reference sites. Water samples were analyzed for pH, temperature, conductivity, nutrients, selected heavy metals, and selenium. The mean range of the parameters measured from sites along the tributaries was pH 5.44– 7.48 and that for conductivity was 20–99 μS/cm while the mean range of nutrient levels … en_US
dc.title Effect of anthropogenic activities on the water quality of Amala and Nyangores tributaries of River Mara in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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