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Lake Spokane Measuring Improvement in Dissolved Oxygen and Ecosystem Health – A Literature Review

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18-03-008May 2018
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Author(s) Pickett, P.
Description Ecology is preparing for an assessment of efforts to improve dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in Lake Spokane. This literature review evaluates alternative methods to measure reservoir water quality and aquatic life, focusing on DO levels in reservoirs and on ecosystem processes related to DO.

Over 130 articles and books were reviewed and included in the search. Information was categorized into several topics, including: DO dynamics; trophic state; primary production; sediment; phytoplankton; and fish ecology. Information was also presented regarding: climate, hydrology, and flow; structural and operational factors; and other assessments. The methods were analyzed for their ability to assess change over time. The report makes prioritized recommendations for future data collection and analysis.
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Keywords ecosystem assessment, Lake Spokane, Reservoir, TMDL, dissolved oxygen
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