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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 4)
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Some Physical and Chemical Parameters of Luubara Creek, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta, Nigeria

S.N. Deekae and J.F.N. Abowei and A.C. Chindah
Corresponding Author:  Abowei Jasper 

Key words:  Luubara Creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria, Ogoni land, water conditions, ,
Vol. 2 , (4): Page No: 199-207
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2010 June, 25 2010 July, 27 2010 October, 05
Abstract:

Some physical and chemical conditions of Luubara creek in Ogoni land area of Nigeria was studied for a period of two years(January, 2006 to December, 2007).The mean monthly rainfall during the sampling period was 169.28117.57 mm; while the mean monthly humidity was 75.105.3% . The ambient temperature recorded for the study area was between 27.65 and 34.35C with a mean of 30.620.37C. The surface water temperature ranged from 25.05 to 32.20C with a mean of 27.580.18C. The pH values ranged from 5.00 and 7.5 (acidic to neutral). All the three stations were slightly acidic (pH 6.33-6.56) with a mean of 6.430.09. Station 1 and 3 showed slight alkalinity. The lowest pH was recorded in station 2 while station 1 recorded the highest pH. Total alkalinity values ranged from 5.0 and 15.0 mg/L with a mean of 8.110.23 mg/L. Station 3 recorded the highest alkalinity (8.352.2 mg/L) while station 2 had the lowest alkalinity (7.892.10 mg/L). The alkalinity pattern of the creek was variable. Electrical conductivity ranged from 8.0 and 24.50 :s/cm and the mean conductivity was 13.371.27 :s/cm. Station 1 had the lowest electrical conductivity (12.324.13 :s/cm). The turbidity of the water ranged from 1.50 NIU to 10.00 NTU with a mean of 4.920.09 NTU. Station 1 recorded the lowest mean turbidity (4.282.05 NTU) while station 2 had the highest mean turbidity (4.502.46 NTU).The dissolved oxygen concentration values ranged from 4.00 to 7.50 mg/L with a mean of 5.880.21 mg/L. There was a fall in the oxygen concentration. Station 3 had the highest mean oxygen concentration (6.190.99 mg/L) while station 2 had the highest mean concentration of 5.730.89 mg/L. The dissolved oxygen concentration values ranged from 4.00 to 7.50 mg/L with a mean of 5.880.21 mg/L. There was a fall in the oxygen concentration. Station 3 had the highest mean oxygen concentration (6.190.99 mg/L) while station 2 had the highest mean concentration of 5.730.89 mg/L. Luubara creek is a fresh water creek. Station 1 and station 2 had zero salinity. The mean salinity w as 0.030.04.The phosphate concentration levels ranged from 0.02 to 0.86 mg/L with a mean of 0.540.32 mg/L. Station 1 had the least phosphate concentration (0.730.11 mg/L) while station 2 recorded the highest phosphate concentration (0.860.12 mg/L). The nitrate concentration values ranged from 0.03 to 1.95mg/L (0.300.09 mg/L). Station 1 had the low est mean nitrate concentration of 0.220.03 mg/L while station 3 had the highest mean nitrate concentration (0.430.54 mg/L).
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S.N. Deekae and J.F.N. Abowei and A.C. Chindah, 2010. Some Physical and Chemical Parameters of Luubara Creek, Ogoni Land, Niger Delta, Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 2(4): Page No: 199-207.
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