Examining the impact of human activity on swan lake.
EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY ON SWAN LAKE. Jill A.
Neblett and A. Darlene Panvini, Belmont University, Nashville,
Tennessee. Swam Lake is a human-created lake located in Dunbar Cave
State Natural Area in Clarksville, TN. The lake is surrounded by various
human-influenced habitats, such as a golf course and a road, and one
side is bordered by the entrance to a cave. This study evaluated the
overall quality of water in the lake to determine if nearby human
activities negatively impact the lake. Over the period of one month,
eleven variables of water quality were measured each week on four sides
of the lake. The results indicate that the overall water quality is good
and that none of the human influenced habitats appears to negatively
affect overall quality. However, some of the individual variables (e.g.
water temperature, p11, and turbidity) did appear to be influenced by
the surrounding habitat. Information from this study can be used by the
natural area staff in setting guidelines for managing the lake and