pdf WQ9 Status of Les Cheneaux Water Quality: 2020

Authors: R.A. Smith

Author Affiliation: LCWC

Journal: LCWC Report; December 10, 2020


Low phosphorus and low planktonic algae concentrations recorded during 2020 seasonal Les Cheneaux water monitoring were similar in productivity range, or nutrient rating, to the open waters of Lakes Huron and Superior which are considered pristine waters with low nutrients and lower algal biomass. Given the varied concentrations of phosphorus and plankton among test sites, the change was essentially balanced, resulting in a net neutral change for the 2020 season. Barring major environmental impacts, Les Cheneaux waters can be expected to remain desirable in quality of the fishery and for recreational activities for coming years.