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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Assessment of pollution status of Meda ela (Middle Canal) and its influence on Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka


Author(s): Ranjana UK Piyadasa and MDMDS Meegaswatte

Abstract: This study mainly bases on Middle Canal (Meda Ela) of Kandy city which is known as an affluent of Mahaweli River. It has a complex catchment area with diverse type of land uses including densely populated urban areas. Meda Ela is the main urban drain runs through Kandy city and it is one of the main storm water drainage canals which discharging storm water in the Kandy city basin into Mahaweli River. Since the canal is topographically situated at a low elevation, many side canals drain into the Mid-canal with their heavy pollutant loads. Water from this affluent ultimately drains into the Mahaweli River. Therefore, the main purpose of this study will be understanding the correlation between Meda Ela and Mahaweli River and determine whether Meda ela discharges a significant amount of pollutants into Mahaweli River that cause rapid increase of pollution level of the river.

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Ranjana UK Piyadasa, MDMDS Meegaswatte. Assessment of pollution status of Meda ela (Middle Canal) and its influence on Mahaweli River, Sri Lanka. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2022;4(1):08-12.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment