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|Main Title||Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1988. Volume 3. Northeastern Illinois Region.|
|Author||Hudson, H. L. ;|
|CORP Author||Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, Chicago.;Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.|
|Additional Subjects||Monitoring ; Lakes ; Water pollution ; Citizen participation ; Depth ; Transparence ; Color ; Algae ; Suspended sediments ; Aquatic weeds ; Nitrogen ; Ammonium compounds ; Phosphorus ; Temperature ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Ranking ; Alkalinity ; Tables(Data) ; Water quality data ; Trophic level ; Northeastern Region(Illinois)|
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency initiated the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) in 1981 as a result of growing public interest in lakes and the need to expand the state's data base on lake water quality. The volunteer also records a series of field observations such as water color, suspended sediment and algae, aquatic weeds, and weather conditions. Parameters monitored include total and volatile suspended solids, nitrate+nitrite nitrogen, ammonia nitrogen, and total phosphorus. The report is Volume 3 of the following series of seven reports summarizing the 1988 VLMP.