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O2 – Good for Lake Quality
Not just oxygen (O2), but dissolved oxygen (DO) is necessary for good water quality. The concentrations of such oxygen in unpolluted fresh waters can vary greatly and is influenced by temperature, atmospheric pressure, and salinity. Dissolved oxygen is essential for gilled fish and insects, and influences many biological and chemical processes in lakes and streams.

Sufficient dissolved oxygen in the water makes life possible for fish, insects, snails, crayfish, frogs, and various other aquatic organisms. The presence of oxygen allows other important chemical reactions to occur in water as well. For example, a well oxygenated lakes dissolved phosphorus and iron combine. This chemical process removes phosphorus from the water.

Read more about the science of dissolved oxygen.

 
 


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One of the Curses of Lake Management - Eurasian Milfoil - Supervisor Dennis Faber, who also is a commissioner of the Camp/Center Lakes Rehabilitation District, said conventional wisdom going into this spring and summer was that the heavy snowfall of this year — including on frozen lakes — would mean less milfoil on local lakes. The actual experience, at least on Camp and Center lakes, was the opposite.


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