Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1972

Publication Title

Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science

Publisher

Arizona Academy of Science

Volume

7

Issue

3

First page number:

109

Last page number:

112

Abstract

Phytoplankton successions, applications of the general growth equation, and physical measurements have been employed to investigate events occurring at the interface between industrial and sewage effluent contained in Las Vegas Wash and the waters of Lake Mead, Nevada. The data indicate that the entering waters tend to form a density current interrupted at intervals by dynamic effects generated in the lake. The dynamic relationships described here for the spring months suggest that a much more thorough understanding of physical, chemical and biological interactions is necessary to permit solution of the numerous problems of Las Vegas Bay discussed or alluded to by Hoffman et al.

Keywords

Chlorophyll; Effluent quality; Freshwater plankton; Freshwater plants; Impoundments; Lake Mead (Ariz. and Nev.); Las Vegas Bay (Nev.); Las Vegas Wash (Nev.); Limnology; Phytoplankton; Sewage disposal plants; Solid waste management; Waste water reclamation; Wetlands

Disciplines

Biochemistry | Desert Ecology | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Language

English