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Title: Monitoring the trophic state of reservoirs
Author: J. Hilton
Author: T.R. Carrick
Author: J.P. Lishman
Author: E. Rigg
Author: D. Kinsman
Author: D.G.G. George
Document Type: Monograph
The purpose of this study was to recommend a scheme suitable for the monitoring of the trophic status of reservoirs and lakes in the United Kingdom. After reviewing all options it is recommended that the simplest practical method would be the determination of total phosphorus and total nitrogen in 1 to 3 lake-side samples taken in the period January to March. Assessment of the trophic status can be based on the fixed boundary method for total P which was developed by OECD. The main objective of this report is to establish requirements, methodology and a minimal data set for nutrient and algae status in water supply reservoirs in England which may be used as a protocol for future trend monitoring.
Publisher: Institute of Freshwater Ecology
Publication Date: 1988
Publication Place: Ambleside
Subject Keywords: Trophic levelsLakesNutrientsPhosphorusNitrogenProductivityTransparency (optical)Chlorophyll aPigments
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 21; + 6 tables, 4 figures, 5 appendices
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