Water quality of two natural springs viz., Raj Naula and Badi Naula located in the Kosi river catchment area of Almora city in Kumaun Himalaya (Uttarakhand) has been investigated. (2007)

Water quality monitoring of a central Himalayan river, river Kosi was done for a period of one year. The study was done to ascertain the suitability of its water for potable supplies and to generate benchmark data for the management of the river ecosystem, as the river has a great bearing on the socio-agricultural life of the region.