Ogbe, F.G and Takwa, K.T. and Adegoye, M.S. and Akoh, J.I.
The hydrology of a small fish pond at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Experimental Fish Farm.
In: 14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 19-23 January 1998
The monthly and seasonal water requirements of a small fish pond (0.068ha; maximum capacity of 613.83m super(3)) at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Fish Farm (Benue, Nigeria) were determined during the period of February to August 1996. The sources of water for the pond were rainfall, (103.4cm), run-off (6.3cm) and regulated inflow (95.0cm). The water loss for the period were Evapotranspiration, (106.74cm), Seepage (71.64cm) and regulated discharge (25.00cm). Evapotranspiration was identified as the main source of water loss while rainfall was the major source of water gain. The mean monthly water deficit was 24.56~c11.43cm while the mean monthly surplus was 9.84~c8.05cm. The quantity of water required to maintain the optimal water level in the pond was 474.00m super(3). Preliminary water budget of the study area showed that rainfed aquaculture can be effectively carried out at Makurdi during the months of June to October with supplementary inflows during the dry season months
Conference or Workshop Item
||The hydrology of a small fish pond at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Experimental Fish Farm
||14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||19-23 January 1998
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; fish ponds; hatcheries; hydrology; water budget; water quality
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||11 Jul 2010 09:39
||29 Sep 2011 17:01
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