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Seasonal Variations in Surface Water Quality, Samut Songkram Province, Thailand

Authors: Tatsanawalai Utarasakul, Sivapan Choo-In, Chaisri Tharasawatpipat, Srisuwan Kaseamsawat


The research aims to study the quality of surface water for consumer in Samut Songkram province. Water sample were collected from 217 sampling sites conclude 72 sampling sites in Amphawa, 67 sampling sites in Bangkhonthee and 65 sampling sites in Muang. Water sample were collected in December 2011 for winter, March 2012 for summer and August 2012 for rainy season. From the investigation of surface water quality in Mae Klong River, main and tributaries canals in Samut Songkram province, we found that water quality meet the type III of surface water quality standard issued by the National Environmental Quality Act B.E. 1992. Seasonal variations of pH, Temperature, nitrate, lead and cadmium have statistical differences between 3 seasons.

Keywords: surface water quality, Samut Songkram Province

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