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Chemical composition of surficial sediment in Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

Fact Sheet 121-00

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Abstract

Intense recreational use of Geneva Lake and extensive residential and other development in its watershed (fig. 1) has created concern over a possible decline in water quality of the lake. Because of this concern, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Wiscon- sin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency was begun to document the present quality of the water and its sediments, to estimate the amount of nutrients (primarily phosphorus) coming into the lake, and to describe changes that have occurred in the lake over the past 200 years. In this fact sheet, we describe the quality of the surficial sediments of the lake.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical composition of surficial sediment in Geneva Lake, Wisconsin
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
121-00
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Lake Geneva
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N