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Table 1 The mean physicochemical characteristics of lake water in the study area, February 2015 – January 2016

From: The quality of drinking and domestic water from the surface water sources (lakes, rivers, irrigation canals and ponds) and springs in cholera prone communities of Uganda: an analysis of vital physicochemical parameters

Name of the fish landing site (FLS) pH Temp (°C) DO (mg/L) CD (μS/cm) Turb (TNU)
WHO Acceptable levels 6.5–8.5 > 5 0–5
Kalolo (L. Albert) 7.18 ± 0.29 28.09 ± 0.86 5.05 ± 0.70 668.18 ± 186.76 167.29 ± 22.51
Panyimur L. Albert) 7.46 ± 0.33 29.65 ± 0.52 5.90 ± 0.34 748.83 ± 182.73 94.17 ± 28.95
Katwe salt (L. Edward) 8.57 ± 0.14 31.69 ± 0.44 6.79 ± 0.26 574.25 ± 26.19 105.53 ± 36.25
Kayanzi (L. Edward) 7.08 ± 0.06 24.19 ± 0.79 6.76 ± 0.22 80.33 ± 3.33 67.39 ± 10.78
Hamukungu (L. George) 9.03 ± 0.17 28.83 ± 1.02 6.81 ± 0.21 274.92 ± 9.42 124.29 ± 27.02
Kahendero (L. George) 9.13 ± 0.23 30.79 ± 1.01 6.56 ± 0.20 333.65 ± 9.91 175.39 ± 33.75
Kawongo (L. Kyoga) 7.27 ± 0.23 28.07 ± 0.35 6.54 ± 0.16 124.87 ± 12.42 136.03 ± 32.51
Kitwe (L. Kyoga) 7.10 ± 0.16 28.44 ± 0.46 5.90 ± 0.50 91.90 ± 8.96 88.13 ± 17.96
Majanji (L. victoria) 7.41 ± 0.13 28.24 ± 0.54 6.76 ± 0.32 111.05 ± 31.05 6.37 ± 2.55
Gaaba (L. Victoria) 6.80 ± 0.42 27.80 ± 0.53 6.04 ± 0.62 193.23 ± 45.93 67.11 ± 17.74
Port Bell (L. Victoria) 6.60 ± 0.23 27.17 ± 0.84 4.78 ± 0.45 190.29 ± 49.35 63.09 ± 14.70
  1. NB: values in the table are mean ± standard error
  2. TempTemperature,DODissolved Oxygen,TurbTurbidity,pHpH,CDConductivity,FLSFish Landing Site
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