University of Missouri-Columbia. Limnology 101. Dan Obrecht MU Limnology firstname.lastname@example.org. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Region VII, US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act
Over time, lakes become shallower as organic and inorganic matter settles to the bottom. As the lake becomes shallower, it also becomes more productive; accelerating the rate of sedimentation. At some point the lake becomes a wetland.
Phosphorus vs Algal Biomass
Nitrogen vs Algal Biomass
Transparency as measured by the Secchi Disk is another response variable.
Suspended soil materials also influence water clarity in Missouri’s lakes.
According to the EPA, the three top sources of pollution impairing lakes and reservoirs in the USA are: