Journal of Geographical Sciences ›› 2005, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (1): 29-36.doi: 10.1360/gs050104

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Pollution characteristics of the rivers in suburban Shanghai

YAO Chunxia, CHEN Zhenlou, XU Shiyuan, LI Ling, WANG Li, LIN Shanshan   

  1. Geo-information Science Key Lab of the Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2004-09-25 Revised:2004-11-22 Online:2005-03-25 Published:2005-03-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40131020, No.40173030; Key Project for Basic Research of Shanghai, No.02DJ14029; Project Foundation for Excellent Young Teachers of the Ministry of Education of China; Ration Research of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Loss from Farmland of Suburban Shanghai


Forty middle and small rivers in three towns of Fengjing, Songjiang and Zhujiajiao of suburban Shanghai were chosen as sampling sites for water quality research. Measurement results of DO, CODCr, TP, TN and so on show that the rivers are under heavy eutropic conditions, which are several times greater than the critical values of the worst level (Type V) of water. Water pollution situation has different temporal and spatial characteristics. Non-point pollution, such as village domestic sewage, farmland runoff, livestock feces, has become the primary source of pollution of the middle and small rivers in suburban Shanghai.

Key words: suburban Shanghai, water quality, pollution characteristics