Original Articles: 2012 Vol: 4 Issue: 3
Study of water quality of Lonar lake
Lonar Lake is a natural water body situated in Buldana district of Maharashtra state. It is an inland saline crater of only one of its kind in Asia. It is formed by hyper velocity meteorite impact and is situated in the basaltic terrine. Lonar Lake is the third largest natural salt-water lake in the world. The crater is 150 meter in depth and is absolutely confined from all sides by the walls of the crater and there is not a single channel of water draining away from it, there by leaving the lake waters stagnant from thousands of years. Now a day’s many human activities creates the pollution in and around the water body, due to which natural status of this lake may come in the danger zone of water pollution. In this connection the study were carried out in which water samples from different locations of lonar lake were collected and analyzed for their physico-chemical characteristics to report the status of water quality of lonar lake.