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Groundwater quality with special reference to fluoride concentration in the granitic and basaltic contact zone of southern India.

Source: Data in Brief 33:106462. | Authors: Allam E, Gangula HK, Arukonda R, Muralidhar M,
Posted on October 28th, 2020
Location: India


The main focus of this data article is to evaluate the groundwater and surface water quality from a granitic-basaltic watershed in a semi-arid region. The obtained values are evaluated concerning the drinking water quality standards proposed by WHO, specifically for the semi-arid regions. All the physio-chemical parameters (fourteen) required for the calculation of water-quality indices and source appreciation were derived. Person correlation analysis for the measured parameters is presented with high to poor correlation groups in the study region. A brief description of the methods and calculation of water quality indices is mentioned. The data can be re-used to calculate to evaluate the suitability for drinking and agriculture needs of the basin; besides, it can be helpful to the authorities to make policies to mitigate the water quality vulnerability.

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