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Water Quality Assessments of Selected Lakes within Washington State: 1997

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00-03-009March 2000
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Author(s) Smith, K.A., J. Parsons, and D. Hallock
Description The objectives of the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Lake Water Quality Assessment Program are to identify lakes that are exhibiting water quality problems, to assess significant, publicly-owned lakes by estimating the trophic status of monitored lakes, and to promote public awareness of lake ecology and protection.

In 1997, Ecology staff collected data from 70 lakes. Water samples were collected in May and August 1997 from both the epilimnion and the hypolimnion of stratified lakes except those Thurston County lakes where the Thurston County Environmental Health were monitoring water quality.

Samples were analyzed for total phosphorus, total nitrogen, and chlorophyll a.
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Keywords citizen, trophic state index, volunteer, samples, Thurston, county, secchi disk, environmental, lakes, health, basin, water, water quality, assessment, monitoring, quality, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 02,WRIA 03,WRIA 05,WRIA 07,WRIA 08,WRIA 10,WRIA 11,WRIA 12,WRIA 13,WRIA 14,WRIA 15,WRIA 17,WRIA 22,WRIA 23,WRIA 28,WRIA 32,WRIA 34,WRIA 42,WRIA 43,WRIA 45,WRIA 47,WRIA 48,WRIA 49,WRIA 52,WRIA 57,WRIA 59,WRIA 60,WRIA 61,WRIA 62)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #AMS002


Appendix A: Water Quality Assessments of Selected Lakes within Washington State: 1997