Thermal and chemical stratification is a common phenomenon in lakes and ponds during the summer months. Most lakes, 20 or more feet deep, have a warm epilimnion separated from the colder deep water stratum, the hypolimnion, by a thermocline or zone in which the water rapidly becomes colder with increased depth.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Sprugel, George Jr.
"An Extreme Case of Thermal Stratification and its Effect on Fish Distribution,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 58:
, Article 71.
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