Volume 7, Issue 1-1, February 2018, Page: 1-10
Hydrology and Eutrophication State of Sassandra River Estuary in Ivory Coast (Gulf of Guinea)
Kouadio Guy Richard N’dri, Department of Marine Geosciences, UFR of Earth Sciences and Mining Resources, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Kouame Loukou Nicolas, Department of Geophysics, UFR of Earth Sciences and Mining Resources, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Monde Sylvain, Department of Marine Geosciences, UFR of Earth Sciences and Mining Resources, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Received: Nov. 21, 2017;       Accepted: Jan. 25, 2018;       Published: Mar. 28, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2018070101.11      View  931      Downloads  31
Abstract
Variations in the physico-chemical and chemical parameters of the Sassandra estuarine zone are greatly influenced by the dynamics of the Sassandra River. The waters are heavily loaded during periods of flood. Salinity is very low or zero during the flood and increases slightly to 0.1 to 2.93‰ in the dry season. The values of physico-chemical parameters and those of the nutrient salts measured in the Sassandra estuary are characteristic of water of good quality. However, highly charged waters and high levels of phosphate during the high flow period make this estuary an environment vulnerable to pollution.
Keywords
Sassandra River, Estuary, Physico-Chemical, Nutrient Salts
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Kouadio Guy Richard N’dri, Kouame Loukou Nicolas, Monde Sylvain, Hydrology and Eutrophication State of Sassandra River Estuary in Ivory Coast (Gulf of Guinea), Earth Sciences. Special Issue:Scientific Advances for Climate Recovery. Vol. 7, No. 1-1, 2018, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2018070101.11
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