A positive relationship between groundwater velocity and submersed macrophyte biomass in Sparkling Lake, Wisconsin

Limnology and Oceanography
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Abstract

We measured groundwater velocity and submersed macrophyte biomass at 52 shal- low (0.4-6.6 m) sites in mesotrophic Sparkling Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin, during May-Au- gust 1985. Seventeen percent of variation in macrophyte biomass was explained by a signifi- cant (P < 0.005) relation with depth [log(biomass + 1) = 0.49 depth - 0.08 (depth)2 + 0.121. Some of the remaining variation in macrophyte bio- mass was explained by a significant rank corre- lation of biomass-on-depth residuals with groundwater velocity (rs = 0.46, P < 0.0 1). These results suggest that water movement through the sediment-water interface may be a determinant of macrophyte abundance and distribution. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A positive relationship between groundwater velocity and submersed macrophyte biomass in Sparkling Lake, Wisconsin
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
DOI 10.4319/lo.1989.34.1.0235
Volume 34
Issue 1
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.
Description 5 p.
First page 235
Last page 239
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Vilas
Other Geospatial Sparkling Lake
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