Environmental Consequences of Receded Iyi-Ocha Lake Surrounded by Federal Polytechnic Oko, Amaokpala and Nanka Communities


Environmental Consequences of Receded Iyi-Ocha Lake Surrounded by Federal Polytechnic Oko, Amaokpala and Nanka Communities


Otti V I and DanNwafor K

Federal Polytechnic Oko


American Journal of Engineering Research and Reviews

The purpose of this project is to share the finding of study and advocate the need for the administration of Federal Polytechnic Oko to undertake the issue of providing Water to the Polytechnic community as paramount and the solution to the receding Iyiocha lake which could useful in the provision of water. The poor state of water and sanitation facilities in the campus particularly the permanent site is a major factor for the declining health and the reduction in productivity among the students and staff. The major water and sanitation related ailments reported in the school apart from malaria are diarrhea and worm infestation, which indicates that water and sanitation facilities are inadequate in the campus and to ascertain the cause of solution to the receding lake. Therefore, there is a need for such facilities to be provided and upgraded in spite of the environmental consequences of the receding lake which is to be (-1.1) due to environmental impact, also in the rainy season to observe good contribution of water from the lake to the ground water ,as it ceases to discharge to the Lake during rainy season. The main objectives are to identify enough water to serve the population with adequate water supply and promoting better health practice focusing on the use of clean water, good hygienic and proper excretion disposal. Moreover rainfall data was collected from the department of Geography and Meteorology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, was used to determine.


Keywords: environmental impact, recession, water supply, lake, and hygiene


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Otti V I and DanNwafor K. Environmental Consequences of Receded Iyi-Ocha Lake Surrounded by Federal Polytechnic Oko, Amaokpala and Nanka Communities. American Journal of Engineering Research and Reviews, 2018, 1:11


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