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Main Title Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, 1993. Volume 1. Statewide Summary.
Author Burns, A. J. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Publisher Jun 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number IEPA/WPC/94-159A;
Stock Number PB95-125084
Additional Subjects Illinois ; Lakes ; Water quality data ; Water pollution monitoring ; Sampling ; Transparency ; Secchi disks ; Turbidity ; Color ; Nitrates ; Nitrites ; Aquatic plants ; Suspended sediments ; Water chemistry ; Water temperature ; Organic carbon ; State programs ; Tables(Data) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-125084 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 126p
The report provides a historical perspective of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and describes program objectives and rationale. Methods for volunteer training and data handling/analysis are described; 1993 program results are presented and discussed; and trends analyzed. Two hundred and eighty-five volunteers participated in monitoring 151 lakes in 1993; 140 lakes had data for 4 or more sampling periods and are included in this report. Average transparencies for the lakes ranged from 12 inches to 179 inches. Sixty-two percent of the 140 lakes monitored 4 or more sampling periods in 1993 had transparencies less than 4 feet; 21% were less than 2 feet. No lakes were classified as oligotrophic, 15 were classified as mesotrophic, and the remaining 125 lakes, eutrophic, based on average Secchi disc transparency.