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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 surrounding property.
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Title Annotation:MIDDLE REGION
Author:Neblett, Jill A.; Panvini, A. Darlene
Publication:Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science
Article Type:Report
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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