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Limnology of Oneida Lake with emphasis on factors contributing to algal blooms

Open-File Report 72-139

Prepared in cooperation with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Abstract

Oneida Lake is a naturally eutrophic lake that has existed for about 10,500 years. It has been in a eutrophic state for at least 350 years, and the geochemically derived dissolved materials entering the lake from the drainage basin are of sufficient quantity (449,700 tones per year) to support annual algal blooms. The greatest amount of the dissolved materials (72 percent) comes from the southern tributaries to the lake, of which Chittenango Creek carries the largest load of almost all major chemical substances. The stream contributes 37 percent of all dissolved solids entering the lake. Ground water is negligible in both the water and the nutrient budgets.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Limnology of Oneida Lake with emphasis on factors contributing to algal blooms
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
72-139
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Albany, NY
Contributing office(s):
New York Water Science Center
Description:
xi, 185 p.
Number of Pages:
206
Country:
United States
State:
New York
Other Geospatial:
Oneida Lake