keywords: Aquaculture, boreholes, water quality parameters
Assessment of water quality parameters of borehole for suitable aquaculture in selected areas in KauraNamoda, Zamfara State Nigeria was conducted. A total of nine boreholes were sampled from the study area. Data collected were subjected to descriptive statistics using SPSS 20. The results revealed that mean temperature (27.10 – 29.50oC), pH (6.79 – 7.22), DO (4.50 – 5.80 mg/l), EC (191 – 454 µms-1), Hardness and Alkalinity (120 – 240 ppm), fluoride (0.32 – 0.74 mg/l), and nitrates (0.28 mg/l). Therefore, water quality parameters of boreholes in the study area were all within the acceptable limits requirements for aquaculture in the all the surveyed locations in KauraNamoda, Zamfara State Nigeria. Therefore, the study area is recommended for aquaculture using the borehole water.