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Water quality of fresh water bodies in the lower Volta Basin: a case study of Lakes Kasu and Nyafie  

Summary of Article by H. Bobobee, D. Carboo, R. Akuamoah & W.J. Ntow, 2012

Lakes Kasu and Nyafie are two fresh water bodies serving areas near Asutsuare at the Lower Volta basin of Ghana. Physico- chemical parameters of water samples from these lakes were measured and then compared to the WHO recommended values. Most of the parameters were found to be within the recommended range however, turbidity level was far beyond recommended WHO limit thus reducing the potability, recreational and aesthetic properties of the lake though it cannot be described as polluted.