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|Title:||Trophic state of lakes and reservoirs|
|Authors:||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Taylor, W. D. (William Dee)
Lambou, Victor W.
Williams, Llewellyn R.
Hern, S. C.
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: The complexities and contradictions associated with trophic classification criteria are discussed in this report. Many criteria are based on the process of nutrient enrichment (i.e., eutrophication) while others are based on the manifestations of eutrophication. Numerous chemical, physical, and biological criteria are compared within a tabular format. As presently used, trophic classification of lakes and reservoirs becomes a function of the criteria used and is frequently inconsistent among classification criteria. A more practical approach to lake classification would place paramount consideration upon the potential beneficial uses of a lake and the water quality characteristics required to meet those uses.
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|