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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 23 (2):161-169, 2019.


Water quality, diatoms, pollution and Shannon diversity indices for the Euphrates river


Abdul-Nasir AM Al-Tamimi and Meysaa M Braak.


Department of Biology, Education College For Women, Anbar University - Iraq




Al-Tamimi AN, Braak MM., Water quality, diatom, pollution and Shannon diversity indices from the Euphrates river, Onl J Vet Res., 23 (2):161-169, 2019. Authors report biological and water quality indices from the Euphrates river between Ramadi and Fallujah in Western Iraq from November 2017 to July 2018. We assessed water quality index (NSF-WQI), Trophic Diatoms (TDI), Pollution Tolerance (PTI) and Shannon Diversity Indexes (H). Most of the biological indices reflected water low to moderately polluted, oligotrophic to mesotrophic, with moderate biodiversity by diatoms and medium to good water quality. Water quality index (NSF-WQI) showed consistency with physical and chemical parameters.


Keywords : Diatom, Water Quality Index, Biological Indices, Physical and Chemical.