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Water quality changes in floodplain lakes due to the Amazon River flood pulse: Lago Grande de Curuai (Para)

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Autor(es):
Affonso, A. G. [1] ; Barbosa, C. [1] ; Novo, E. M. L. M. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais INPE, Div Sensoriamento Remoto, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 71, n. 3, p. 601-610, AUG 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 10
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Assurance of water quality for human consumption is essential for public health policies. In the Amazon floodplain, the seasonal water level variation causes periodic flooding of marginal areas that are usually used for settlements, agriculture and livestock. Therefore, the exchange of materials between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem affects the proportion of suspended and dissolved components in water and its physical-chemical characteristics, and consequently the quality of the water used by local people. Following this approach, the aim of this study is to evaluate changes in water quality in Lago Grande de Curuai floodplain, Obidos, Para in response to the flood pulse, during one hydrological year from 2003 to 2004, based on water use classes (according to National Water Agency 357/2005 resolution) using chlorophyll-alpha and dissolved oxygen concentration as parameters and the eutrophication index. Ordinary kriging was applied to interpolate chlorophyll-alpha and dissolved oxygen and to predict values at non sampled locations. Each location was then classified according to water use acceptable parameters and to Carlson Trophic State Index modified by Toledo to map lake water classes and trophic status. The result showed that Lago Grande de Curuai floodplain is a supereutrophic system, with levels of dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll-alpha not suitable for human supply during the receding water phase. These areas are located near the riverine communities, which can cause health problems due to the presence of potentially toxic algae. Therefore, monitoring water quality in Amazon lakes is essential to ensure the availability has appropriate quality for human and animal supplies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 03/06999-8 - Estudo da dinâmica de circulação da água entre sistemas lóticos, lênticos e a planície de inundação
Beneficiário:Evlyn Márcia Leão de Moraes Novo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular