Lake Stechlin - Germany

Basic Information
Site Name
Lake Stechlin
Short name
Stechlin
Country
Germany
Site Manager
Keywords
biodiversity
climate change
freshwater
LakeLab
lakes
phytoplankton
Stechlin
zooplankton
Site Description
Lake Stechlin is a a deep clear-water lake located in a nature reserve approximately 80 km north of Berlin, Germany (53°10°N, 13°02° E), at 59 m elevation.The lake basin was formed during the last continental glaciation some 12,000 years ago and today is situated at the transition between temperate/maritime and temperate-continental climates.The drainage basin is almost completely covered by forest (95%), with the exception of the area of a former nuclear power plant and a small village, which diverts its wastewater into a different drainage basin. The shoreline of Lake Stechlin is largely undeveloped with no notable infrastructure. The seepage lake is essentially fed by precipitation and groundwater, resulting in a theoretical water retention time of greater than 40 years.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
Photos
Aerial view lakelab
Geographic
Size
430.00ha
Elevation (average)
59.00msl
Elevation (min)
59.00msl
Elevation (max)
59.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER-D (Germany) (LTER-EU_DE_002)