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The effects of using ground water to maintain water levels of Cedar Lake, Wisconsin

Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-23

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Abstract

Cedar Lake, a kettle lake with no surface inlet or outlet, was studied to evaluate the feasibility of maintaining water levels of lakes in the glaciated kettle moraine area of eastern Wisconsin by pumping ground water into them. A volume of water equivalent to that needed to raise the lake level 47 inches was pumped from the shallow aquifer system into Cedar Lake between February 1 and September 30, 1977. The water budget for the lake during this period indicated that approximately 90 percent of pumped water was either recycled from the lake to the well or otherwise lost as seepage from the lake. There were no identifiable changes in measured physical and chemical characteristics of lake water during the pumping period, nor were there identifiable changes in the number or makeup of the phytoplankton community. Differences in physical and chemical characteristics of lake water and ground water added to the lake probably were not great enough to cause changes within the lake. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The effects of using ground water to maintain water levels of Cedar Lake, Wisconsin
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
80-23
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 35 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.
Number of Pages:
39