A study was conducted to detect some physiochemical properties and metals concentration in soil sample of selected sites of Gandak river in Gopalganj district of north Bihar. The soil samples were collected from the different sites of the river. The soil parameters like soil texture, pH, total dissolve solids (TDS), conductivity and metals concentration were determined. The pH of river soil was ranged from 5.6 to 7.2 with an average value 6.4, total dissolved solids (TDS) were ranged from 15.2 to 23.6 mg/L with an average value 19.4mg/L, while electrical conductivity ranged from 45.2 to 74µs with average value 62.6µs, respectively. The concentrations of some metals i.e., sodium, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and chromium in river soil were found to be 16-18% at site 1, 18-20% at site 2 and 21-23% at site 3 of soil, respectively. As bottom soil of reservoir provides all the important nutrients with water, therefore, our present study would be helpful to understand the quality of soil in a eutrophicated and seasonal river and its impact on all aquatic biota found in this circumstances.
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Bushra Badar, Parwez Ahmad. Study of Some Physiochemical Properties of Soil in selected sites of Gandak river for Enhancement of Fish Productivity. Research J. Science and Tech. 2018; 10(1):78-82. doi: 10.5958/2349-2988.2018.00011.6