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Hydrology and water quality of Park Lake, south-central Wisconsin

Fact Sheet 197-96

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Abstract

Park Lake extends to the northeast from the village of Pardeeville in Columbia County (fig. 1). Local residents perceive water-quality problems in the lake that include excessive algae and aquatic plant growth. Algae and plant growth in a lake are controlled, in part, by the availability of phosphorus in the water. However, no measurements of phosphorus enter- ing the lake or of other factors that affect lake-water quality had been made, and available data on water quality were limited to 2 years of measurements at one site in the lake in 1986- 87. To obtain the data and in- formation needed to address the water-quality problems at Park Lake and to develop a management plan that would limit the input of phosphorus to the lake, the U.S. Geologi- cal Survey, in cooperation with the Park Lake Management District, studied the hydrology of the lake and collected data needed to determine sources and amount of phosphorus en- tering the lake. This Fact Sheet summarizes the results of that study. Data collected during the study were published in a separate report (Holmstrom and others, 1994, p. 70-85).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrology and water quality of Park Lake, south-central Wisconsin
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
197-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
County:
Columbia County
Other Geospatial:
Park Lake
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N