The hydrology of a small fish pond at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Experimental Fish Farm

Ogbe, F.G and Takwa, K.T. and Adegoye, M.S. and Akoh, J.I. (2001) 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 ,Ibadan, Nigeria, pp. 103-107.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The hydrology of a small fish pond at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Experimental Fish Farm
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Ogbe, F.G
Takwa, K.T.
Adegoye, M.S.
Akoh, J.I.
Page Range: pp. 103-107
Date: 2001
Event Title: 14th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ibadan, Nigeria
Event Dates: 19-23 January 1998
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; fish ponds; hatcheries; hydrology; water budget; water quality
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3665
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2010 09:39
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:01
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3665

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