pdf WQ2 Trophic History of the Les Cheneaux Waters, 2001-2012

Trophic History of Les Cheneaux Waters: 2001-2012

Authors: R. A. Smith

Author Affiliation: LCWC

Journal: LCWC Report; January 13, 2013

Abstract: Factors that contribute to the growth of aquatic plants and affect recreational water quality have been studied by the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council and the Les Cheneaux Islands Association since 2001. During this survey period the recreational water quality has been classified as excellent according to limnology, or water scientist, criteria. The trophic state, or the potential of nutrients to support algal or plankton biomass, has remained essentially the same between 2001 and 2012.