Faraz Stream Hafik Sivas Water Quality Characteristics and Monthly Variations


Standard Scientific Research and Essays, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : Standard Scientific Research and Essays


In this study, it is aimed that to determine some water quality properties of Faraz Stream which passes through the forestland of Kızılcadağ located within Sivas Province boundaries and joins into Tozanlı stream located within the boundaries of Sivas Province Hafik District, supplying 4-5 villages water requirements around. Water quality parameters, dissolved oxygen (DO), salinity, pH, temperature and electrical conductivity (E.I.) was measured directly in the field with the help of devices. Other water parameters as suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total alkalinity, total hardness, total ammonium nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, phosphate, sulfate, sulfite, free chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lead, copper and cadmium are analyzed on the same day by bringing the water samples to the lab. In this performing study for Faraz Stream, which is one of the most important streams consisting of the Tozanlı Stream, water quality of the stream is followed by physico-chemical methods during a year, variation of water quality data recorded month by month, evaluated and discussed in terms of aquaculture and aimed to the creation of the data source which will be held in the future for research.