Lake Bellaire Algal Survey: Summer, 1981
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SubjectLake Bellaire; Algal; Algal Survey; Summer 1981; 1981; Central Michigan University; Traverse Bay Watershed Center; Antrim County; Antrim County, Michigan; Riparian Lawns; Intermediate River; Wilson Creek
Detailed seasonal information on algal dynamics in Lake Bellaire is scarce (Bennett, 1968; Lawrenz, 1971; Boyd, 1976; Witzerman, 1978). The lake, located in the townships of Forest. Home, Kearney, Custer and Helena (T, 2.9-30 N., R.7 - 8 W.) of Antrim County, Michigan, is susceptible to possible inputs of eutrophying nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorous) from the following sources: 1) riparian lawns and septic systems; 2) the Intermediate River, flowing in from the town of Bellaire;. 3 ) Wilson Creek, which drains a wetlands presently used to receive treated waste waters from the t own of Bellaire. Although there is a substantial amount of data on the water chemistry of the lake over the past 10 years or more (most recently, Witzerman, 1978; Miller, 1981) studies monitoring the biota have been less frequent.