Clear Lake Aquatic Website
Clear Lake Aquatic Website
Clear Lake Aquatic Website
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Clear Lake Aquatic Website

Clear Lake Water Quality

On this page you will find links to various agency reports about Clear Lake Water Quality. A description of the content of each report is provided below.

This page also serves as a parent page for the topics of Clear Lake Algae and Clear Lake TMDL information.

Water Quality Reports

Clear Lake Historical Data Analysis, Clear Lake Report 2010 - M. Winder, J. Reuter, G. Schladow, 2010.

  • Data source and methods of collection
  • Status and trends of temperatures, water clarity, pH, and Nutrients
  • Status and trends of fishes, phytoplankton, zooplankton
  • Conclusions and models

Evaluating and Managing a Multiply Stressed Ecosystem at Clear Lake, California: A Holistic Ecosystem Approach - T. H. Suchanek, P.J. Richerson, et al. 2003.

  • Cultural history of the Clear Lake region
  • Cultural and environmental impacts
  • Mining, bioaccumulation, pollution
  • Fish fauna and Clear Lake food web

The Causes and Control of Algal Blooms in Clear Lake - Peter J. Richerson and Thomas H. Suchanek directors, 1994.

  • Purpose of Clean Lakes project
  • Physical and chemical characteristics of Clear Lake
  • External and internal nutrient loading
  • Pytoplankton and chemical data
  • Wetlands and riparian vegetation
  • Recommended strategies and control of Blue-Green Algae blooms
  • Figures, Tables, and Graphs

Changes in Fish Diets and Food Web Mercury Bioaccumulation Induced by an Invasive Planktivorous Fish - C.A. Eagles-Smith, T.H. Suchanek, P.B. Moyle, et al., 2008.

  • Effects of planktivorous threadfin shad with respect to bioaccumulation of mercury in the food web
  • Relative abundance, biomass, stomach content, Hg analysis of nearshore fishes monitored by Lake County Vector Control District
  • Resiliency of Clear Lake food web
  • Results, zooplankton abundance, statistical analysis, and discussion presented

Identification of harmful cyanobacteria in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Clear Lake, California by DNA barcoding- T. Kurobe, D. Baxa, C. Mioni, R. Kudela, T. Smythe, S. Waller, A. Chapman, S. Teh, 2013

  • A molecular approach to identify cyanobacteria to species level from two different Northern California water bodies
  • The article provides a background on study locations, methods, materials, and results
  • Contains tables and figures to convey different cyanobacteria genotypes
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