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Moses Lake Phosphorus-Response Model and Recommendations to Reduce Phosphorus Loading

Publication number Date Published
06-03-011June 2006
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Author(s) Carroll, J.
Description During October 2000 through September 2001, intensive sampling for phosphorus was conducted in Moses Lake and its tributaries. The lake experienced low loading and high dilution during the study period, resulting in water quality with a mean total phosphorus concentration of 38 ug/L from May through September.

This report recommends establishing a seasonal water quality total phosphorus criterion of 50 ug/L for Moses Lake. A hydrodynamic water quality model was developed and used to evaluate the capacity of the lake to assimilate total phosphorus loads and meet the recommended water quality criterion during a critical season.
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Keywords recommendations, WRIA 41, response, creek, model, urban, water, loading, waste, phosphorus, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 41 Lower Crab
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CARR0002


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