An Assessment of Existing Water Quality for Three Lakes, Antrim County, Michigan

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Witzerman, Robert A.
Antrim County
Water quality assessment for lentic systems is difficult to measure by one or two methods when considered in terms of complex biological and chemical interactions, physical variations, and constant alteration of environmental conditions. Twenty years of research data have been accumulated for Three Lakes Association with emphasis directed at water quality changes of lake systems under juristiction of the aforementioned organization. Compilation of this data is expressed on comparative associations in several sections of this report. These include chemical and limnological data, algal associations, bacterial associations, and benthic associations where applicable* Results are tabulated and graphed when possible to show variations of lentic conditions versus time. Careful examination of results will provide insight toward possible regeneration, degeneration, or similarities in water quality.