Monitoring the physico-chemical attributes of water is essential for determining water quality. The present study explores the effect of various anthropogenic factors on the quality of Dikhu River, Nagaland. Water samples from three sampling stations were compared against three standards: Indian Council of Medical Research, Bureau of Indian Standards, and World Health Organization. Although all parameters were within the permissible limits, the Water Quality Index categorized all sites during the rainy season as "poor quality", highlighting anthropogenic impacts. A principal component analysis created a Minimum Data Set (MDS) explaining 100%, 93.27%, and 96.26% of the total variance for the three sites. The MDS creation will enable sustainable, rapid, and cost-effective monitoring of the Dikhu River.
Longchar, Lanuyanger; Temjen, Wati; Semy, Khikeya; and Lemla, Wati
"Estimation of water quality of Dikhu River of Nagaland through a combination of water quality index and principal component analysis techniques.,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3323
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