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    Learn About Lakes

    lakesies An Oligotrophic Lake in Utah's Uinta Mountains

    Lakes, ponds and reservoirs are an important part of our culture here in the second driest state, often used for recreation and irrigation. The ecological functions of lakes and ponds are fascinating and complex.

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    The Dynamics of a Lake

    As seasons change, so do lakes.  Learn more about the dynamics of lakes here.

     

     

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    Aquatic Ecology

    Lakes have a distinct food web and thus a distinct ecology. Learn more about aquatic ecology here

     

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    Harmful Algal Blooms

    Some algae found in lakes can be toxic and very dangerous. Learn more about harmful algal blooms, including how to identify them here

     

     

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    Utah Water Watch

    Participants of Utah's citizen water quality network measure pH, temperature, E. coli and cyanobacteria at a local lake or pond. The program is perfect for educators, aspiring scientists, and anyone just wanting to get involved. Learn how you can help take care of your local lakes here.