Author(s): Madhura Mukadam and Arvind Kulkarni
The temporal and spatial distribution of temperature, pH, salinity, conductivity, turbidity, Total Dissolved Solids(TDS) and DO of surface water collected from different points of Bhatye estuary were measured during April 2010 to March, 2011. Though the temperature varied from 25.0 to 30.0oC (av. 27.5), the pH variation was in range of 7.49 - 8.26 (avg. 7.87). Relatively low values were obtained during monsoon due to influence of riverine flow. Marked variation in salinity was observed ranging from 2 ppt to 40 ppt, lowest was observed towards riverside during monsoon. Total dissolved solids were in the expected limits and were decreasing towards river side. TDS values were high in the riverine and TSS values were high during summer period. Key Words: Estuary, DO, conductivity, turbidity and Salinity etc.