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Correlation Analysis of Irrigation Water Quality parameter from the major rivers in the Amansie West District, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Authors(5) :-Gabriel W. Quansah, Joseph Fening, Kwabena Nketia, Eric Asamoah, Ekow Gaisie

A research was conducted at Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana to establish the correlation between irrigation water quality parameters from the major rivers and their tributaries. Data collected were subjected to statistical analysis SPSS version 20. Pearson correlation coefficient was estimated to test the degree of relationship between irrigation water quality parameters. There was positive correlation between SAR and Ca, Mg, K, Na, ECw, and TDS except the ratio of Ca: Mg which showed negative correlation. Analysis of the correlation between SAR and HCO3 and CO32- is highly recommended.
Gabriel W. Quansah, Joseph Fening, Kwabena Nketia, Eric Asamoah, Ekow Gaisie
Irrigation, Water Quality, Correlation, Rivers
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 4 | July-August 2016
  Date of Publication : 2016-08-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 255-258
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162451
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Gabriel W. Quansah, Joseph Fening, Kwabena Nketia, Eric Asamoah, Ekow Gaisie, "Correlation Analysis of Irrigation Water Quality parameter from the major rivers in the Amansie West District, Ashanti Region, Ghana", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.255-258, July-August-2016
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