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Spatial Distribution of Sediment and Nutrient Loads in Urban Lake Rawa Besar, Depok, West Java, Indonesia

Version 1 : Received: 25 September 2018 / Approved: 26 September 2018 / Online: 26 September 2018 (04:53:40 CEST)

How to cite: Tambunan, M.P.; Marko, K.; Saraswati, R.; Rokhmatuloh, R.; Hernina, R. Spatial Distribution of Sediment and Nutrient Loads in Urban Lake Rawa Besar, Depok, West Java, Indonesia. Preprints 2018, 2018090497 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0497.v1). Tambunan, M.P.; Marko, K.; Saraswati, R.; Rokhmatuloh, R.; Hernina, R. Spatial Distribution of Sediment and Nutrient Loads in Urban Lake Rawa Besar, Depok, West Java, Indonesia. Preprints 2018, 2018090497 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0497.v1).

Abstract

Lake Rawa Besar is an urban lake surrounded by dense settlements and market area. Currently Lake Rawa Besar is experiencing physical and ecology strain. This research’s objectives are to determine the levels of sediment and nutrient, the distribution, also the relation to land use and human activities producing pollutant. Field surveys with 30 sample points and observations was needed scattered within the lake. Measuring the value of each parameter is carried out in national standardized laboratory. The result shows that sediment load of TDS is still below the standard limit for clean water, while TSS levels in the middle of lake exceed the standard limit. Nutrient loads, spesifically nitrate and phospate levels is below the standard limit. While turbidity and BOD levels have a uniform distribution pattern in the lake, exceed the standard limit for clean water, and have a positive correlation. High levels of turbidity and BOD are caused by household waste and human activities producing organic waste such as tofu factory, fowl manure, and garbage dump. Small sewage goes into the lake mediates pollutants inflow. Attention is needed by nearby people, also for the government, to sustain the ecological condition of the lake.

Subject Areas

urban lake; sediments; nutrients; landuse; pollutant sources

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