Lago Cuga - Italy

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Lago Cuga

Short name : 

IT10-003-A

Country (Site Location): 

Italy

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General Site Description: 

Lake Cuga (IT10-003-A) is located in the north-western part of Sardinia. The reservoir was built in 1965, but its first filling was in 1975. It lies at an altitude of 114 m a.s.l. and is extended for about 58 x 106 m2, with a maximum and average depth of 45 m and 11 m, respectively. It has a volume of 34 x 106 m3. The waters are used mainly for irrigation and drinking supplies. Cuga Lake is classified as eutrophic since the early years of its filling.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

2006

Size : 

310.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

the main activities are oriented to study eutrophication and phytoplankton in relation to the use and characteristics of catchment areas, possible disturbances and to the global climate change. The collected data series mainly regard the dynamics of phytoplankton and trophic status, with particular attention to toxic blooms of cyanobacteria, due to the use of water for drinking supplies. In particular the data concerns the main limnological parameters (Secchi depth, temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and saturation, alkalinity, NH4-N, NO2-N, NO3-N, total nitrogen, soluble reactive phosphorus, total phosphorus, dissolved silica, Fe and Mn dissolved) and phytoplankton abundances, as chlorophyll a, cell densities and biomass, class and species composition.

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Latitude: 40.611000000000
Longitude: 8.451000000000