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Main Title Eutrophication of Lake Tahoe emphasizing water quality /
Author Goldman, Charles Remington,
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center (Corvallis, Or.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/3-74-034; EPA-16010-DBU
Stock Number PB-240 318
OCLC Number 01210127
Subjects Eutrophication--Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev) ; Water quality--Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev) ; Water quality bioassay ; United States--Lake Tahoe
Additional Subjects Eutrophication--Tahoe, Lake ; Water quality--Tahoe, Lake ; Water quality bioassay ; Tahoe, Lake ; Primary biological productivity ; Water pollution ; Detergents ; Lake Tahoe ; Remote sensing ; Bioassay ; Aquatic biology ; Zooplankton ; Drainage ; Nutrients ; Bacteria ; Aquatic animals ; Sediment transport ; Nevada ; California ; Eutrophication ; Oligotrophy ; Water quality data
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EJBD  EPA 660-3-74-034 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/30/2014
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ELBD  EPA 660-3-74-034 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
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NTIS  PB-240 318 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvii, 408 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
A 4 1/2-year study on the rate and factors affecting the cultural eutrophication of oligotrophic Lake Tahoe is reported. Primary productivity has increased alarmingly with a steady shift in the seasonal maximum from early spring to late summer. Productivity increased 25.6% from 1968 to 1971. Using the 1959-1960 data from earlier studies, the increase to 1971 was 51%. Diatoms dominate the phytoplankton population and the maximum zone of phytoplankton photosynthesis may be as deep as 50-75m. The extent of winter mixing is important in the nutrient budget of the lake and bacteria associated with stream-borne nutrients facilitate nutrient regeneration. The littoral zone, although extremely important visually to the lake, contributes only 10% of the total primary production. Great variability in fertility of the lake has been demonstrated by synoptic studies and aerial remote sensing. Highest productivity is found in the lake near tributaries which drain disturbed land. Nutrients associated with road building, housing, and lumbering are major causes of eutrophication in Tahoe.
"December 1974." "Final Report for the Period 1967-1971." Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-335). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 16010 DBU, Program Element No. 1BA031."