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Main Title Effect of Wastewater Phosphorus Removal on Shagawa Lake, Minnesota: Phosphorus Supplies, Lake Phosphorus and Chlorophyll A.
Author Larsen, David P. ; Van Sickle, John ; Malueg, Kenneth W. ; Smith, Paul D. ;
CORP Author National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-112;
Stock Number PB81-106049
Additional Subjects Phosphorus ; Water pollution ; Shagawa Lake ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sewage treatment ; Mathematical models ; Sediments ; Recovery ; Minnesota ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-106049 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
In early 1973, the phosphorus supply to Shagawa Lake, Minnesota, was reduced by about 80% when a tertiary wastewater treatment plant began operating. Significant reductions in total and soluble reactive phosphorus concentrations have occurred in the lake since that time. By 1976 the average (volume weighted over the lake) total and soluble reactive phosphorus concentrations had declined from about 51 and 21 micrograms/l to about 30 and 4.5 micrograms/l, respectively, corresponding to 40 and 80 reductions. During 1975 and 1976, chlorophyll a (averaged over the top 5 m) had decreased to less than 50% of the pretreatment level during May-June but during July and August little change had occurred.