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Document Type

Research

Keywords

eutrophication, Iowa lakes, water quality, water transparency, Secchi depth

Abstract

Measurements of Secchi disk transparency were made in 50 Iowa lakes and reservoirs in the summer of 1975. Averages of July and August readings for individual lakes ranged from 0.1 to 2.7 m. The man-made lakes in the southern part of the state generally had greater transparencies than the natural lakes in the north. Reduced transparency was related more to algal density than to suspended inorganic matter.

Publication Date

March 1978

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

85

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

9

Copyright

© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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