ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Gadilum estuary

Gadilum estuary
 
Name of the River
Gadilum
Place
Cuddalore
District
Cuddalore
State
Tamil Nadu
Important land marks
Silver Beach
Average depth
3.5 m
Water temperature
32°C
Nature of the Substratum
Sandy-Muddy
Salinity
31.00 ppt
Dissolved oxygen
2.07
Commercially important shellfishes
Crassostrea madrasensis

Image


River Basin Map

Physico-chemical Parameters


Grain size parameters of Gadilam river Upstream core sediment samples

 

Loc. No

Division

Mean

Sorting

Skewness

Kurtosis

Remarks

 

8

Top

2.04

1.01

0.26

1.09

FS

PSO

FSK

MKU

Middle

1.20

0.56

-0.13

0.78

MS

MWSO

CSK

PKU

Bottom

1.16

0.59

-0.06

0.75

MS

MWSO

SM

PKU

 

9

Top

0.87

0.63

0.32

0.73

CS

MWSO

VFSK

PKU

Middle

0.73

0.64

0.56

0.78

CS

MWSO

VFSK

PKU

Bottom

0.93

0.65

0.11

0.77

CS

MWSO

FSK

PKU

 

10

Top

0.85

0.66

0.36

0.77

CS

MWSO

VFSK

PKU

Middle

0.94

0.68

0.17

0.66

CS

MWSO

FSK

VPKU

Bottom

0.74

0.65

0.57

0.73

CS

MWSO

VFSK

PKU

 

11

Top

1.00

0.82

0.38

0.74

MS

MSO

VFSK

PKU

Middle

0.93

0.73

0.30

0.68

CS

MSO

VFSK

PKU

Bottom

0.96

0.74

0.27

0.68

CS

MSO

FSK

PKU

 

12

Top

0.98

0.91

0.49

0.98

CS

MSO

VFSK

MKU

Middle

1.01

0.89

0.41

1.05

MS

MSO

VFSK

MKU

Bottom

1.07

0.91

0.29

0.98

MS

MSO

FSK

MKU

 

13

Top

0.71

0.71

0.62

1.15

CS

MSO

VFSK

LKU

Middle

0.50

0.51

0.50

1.37

CS

MWSO

VFSK

LKU

Bottom

0.57

0.57

0.55

1.22

CS

MWSO

VFSK

LKU

 

14

Top

0.87

0.70

0.40

0.59

CS

MWSO

VFSK

VPKU

Middle

0.79

0.66