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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 For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
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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ELBD  EPA 660-3-74-034 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
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NTIS  PB-240 318 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xvii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 27 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.
Prepared for National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under research grant 16010 DBU, program element 1BA031. Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-335).