In addition to natural siltation, the rapidly expanding human populations and rapid urbanization have threatened the Dal lake water ecosystem as well as the natural resources present in it. The present research investigated the levels of various physico-chemical parameters in three seasons, i.e. in winter, summer and autumn. Samples were obtained in each season from the four sites of selection. As strong denudation of the catchment area and agricultural activities with other activities affect the lake water and lake bed, water quality has been found to be unfit for domestic use. As the lake is located in the river's low lying field and flood plain, it receives material that flows into it and the consistency of the water begins to improve over a period of time. As a consequence, in a short period of time, large-scale improvements are seen in the Dal Lake, which are visible from the physico-chemical parameters examined in the work conducted compared to the earlier studies.
Juhi Firdous, Yatindra Kumar Mathur, Mubashir Jeelani, Adnan Aziz, Seema Azmat. Ecological monitoring of Dal Lake, Kashmir. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 514-517.