EMPORAL PATTERNS OF WATER QUALITY VARIATION IN KHLONG U-TAPAO RIVER BASIN, THAILAND

Authors

  • Saudee Maprasit
  • Chaisri Suksaroj
  • Rotchanatch Darnsawasdi

Keywords:

Water quality, Climatic-hydrologic factors, Multivariate analysis, Khlong U-Tapao river basin

Abstract

Temporal patterns of water quality variation in Khlong U-Tapao river basin of Thailand were
analyzed for 21stations along the river basin. This research objective is to study correlation of water quality
by temporal variation of climatic-hydrology in years of 2007-2013. Using multivariate statistical analysis to
analyze water quality of dataset 9 parameters such as pH, water temperature (WT), turbidity (TB),
conductivity (CD), dissolved oxygen, (DO) biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total coliform bacteria
(TCB), fecal coliform bacteria (FCB) and Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3-N). The results show that seasonal
change has affected to water quality by variation of climatic-hydrologic parameters. The climatic-hydrologic
water quality relationship is maximum climatic temperature had positive with WT but negative with NH3-N.
The temporal hydrologic-water quality relationship is precipitation had positive with TB but negative with
WT, pH and DO. Water inflow had positive with TB but negative with WT and CD. Water outflow had
positive with TB and DO but negative with WT. Water level had positive with TB, BOD and TCB. The
spatial-temporal hydrologic-water quality relationship is river cross-section had positive with WT and CD
but negative with DO. The assessment from multiple linear regression equations can explain water quality
variations by climatic-hydrologic factors. Therefore, water quality management should be consideration
climatic-hydrologic variation to provide basal information for developing improved water pollution control
procedures of Khlong U-Tapao river basin.

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Published

2021-11-20

How to Cite

Saudee Maprasit, Chaisri Suksaroj, & Rotchanatch Darnsawasdi. (2021). EMPORAL PATTERNS OF WATER QUALITY VARIATION IN KHLONG U-TAPAO RIVER BASIN, THAILAND. GEOMATE Journal, 11(27), 2763–2770. Retrieved from https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/2768

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