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News Release 17-105

A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database

Provides information on lakes in 17 U.S. Northeastern and upper Midwestern states

Scientists have developed a database on U.S. Northeast and Midwest lakes like Monona in Wisc.

Scientists have developed a database on U.S. Northeast and Midwest lakes like Monona in Wisc.

Credit: NSF LTER Network


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Citizen volunteers have been trained to measure water clarity with a Secchi disk and view tube.

Citizen volunteers have been trained to measure water clarity with a Secchi disk and view tube.

Credit: URI Watershed Watch Program


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Scientists filter water samples to analyze the water for dissolved elements.

Scientists filter water samples to analyze the water for dissolved elements.

Credit: URI Watershed Watch Program


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Citizen volunteers collect lake water using a deep-water sampler.

Citizen volunteers collect lake water using a deep-water sampler.

Credit: URI Watershed Watch Program


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The number of water quality observations in the LAGOS database for lakes near Pierson, Michigan.

The number of water quality observations in the LAGOS database for lakes near Pierson, Michigan.

Credit: USDA Farm Service NAIP


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Researchers sample a lake in Iowa for the state's water quality monitoring program.

Researchers sample a lake in Iowa for the state's water quality monitoring program.

Credit: Barb McBreen


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