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2009
Volume 12
Issue 4
Topic:
Fisheries
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Czerniawski R. , Domagała J. , Pilecka-Rapacz M. , Półgęsek M. 2009. THE BMWP PL METHOD APPLIED FOR EVALUATION OF WATER PURITY IN THE CATCHMENT AREA OF THE MIDDLE AND LOWER DRAWA RIVER, EJPAU 12(4), #05.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume12/issue4/abs-05.html

THE BMWP PL METHOD APPLIED FOR EVALUATION OF WATER PURITY IN THE CATCHMENT AREA OF THE MIDDLE AND LOWER DRAWA RIVER

Robert Czerniawski1, Józef Domagała1, Małgorzata Pilecka-Rapacz1, Mirosław Półgęsek2
1 Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
2 Department of Aquaculture, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


Quantitative and qualitative composition of the spring and
summer macro-zoobenthos was studied at selected sites in the catchment area of
the middle and lower Drawa River to evaluate the quality of water in the selected
watercourses by the BMWP PL method. The animals found represented 7 phyla of
invertebrates including 64 taxa, 62 families and over 70% of Insecta. No statistically
significant changes in the abundance of animals between the months of individual
seasons were established (P> 0.05), but the differences were statistically significant between spring and summer at all sites studied (P < 0.05). According to statistical analysis,
only at two sites the animal abundance was significantly high (P <
0.05). On the basis of the results and using the BMWP PL method the quality of
water was evaluated. The quality of water in the Drawa River and its indirect
catchment area was found unsatisfactory as at over 50% of the sites studied the
quality of water was classified as not good.

Key words: BMWP PL, Drawa drainage, macroinvertebrates, water quality .


Robert Czerniawski
Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Z. Felczaka 3C
71-412 Szczecin
Poland
phone: +48 91 444 16 24
email: czerniawski@univ.szczecin.pl

Józef Domagała
Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Z. Felczaka 3C
71-412 Szczecin
Poland
phone: +48 91 444 16 24
email: jozef.domagala@univ.szczecin.pl

Małgorzata Pilecka-Rapacz
Department of General Zoology, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Z. Felczaka 3C
71-412 Szczecin
Poland
phone: +48 91 444 16 24

Mirosław Półgęsek
Department of Aquaculture, West
Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
Kazimierza Królewicza 4, 71-550 Szczecin, Poland

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