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Water quality and bathymetry of Sand Lake, Anchorage, Alaska

Open-File Report 76-254

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Abstract

Sand Lake, a dimictic lowland lake in Anchorage, Alaska, has recently become as urban lake. Analyses indicate that the lake is oligotrophic, having low dissolved solids and nutrient concentrations. Snowmelt runoff from an adjacent residential area, however, has a dissolved-solids concentration 10 times that of the main body of Sand Lake. Lead concentrations in the runoff exceed known values from other water in the ANchorage area, including water samples taken beneath landfills. The volume of the snowmelt runoff has not been measured. The data presented can be used as a baseline for water-resource management. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water quality and bathymetry of Sand Lake, Anchorage, Alaska
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
76-254
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map.
Scale:
24000