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Title:Effects of Land Use Systems on the Water Quality within the Nairobi River Sub-Catchment
Authors:Kithiia, Shadrack M.
Musingi, John K.
Year:1995
Periodical:Eastern and Southern Africa Geographical Journal
Volume:6
Issue:1
Period:December
Pages:17-36
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:water pollution
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Urbanization and Migration
geography
land use
Water quality
pollution
environmental degradation
Abstract:This study reports on the deterioration of the quality of water in the subcatchments of the Nairobi, Ngong and Kamiti rivers, which make up the upper Athi catchment (Kenya). The water in most of the Nairobi river subcatchments was found to be highly polluted. The major pollutants were heavy metals (due to industrial activities) and pesticides (due to agricultural activities), in addition to other water pollutants such as suspended solids and organic material. Bibliogr., sum.
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