Lago Cedrino - Italy

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Lago Cedrino

Short name : 

IT10-002-A

Country (Site Location): 

Italy

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General Site Description: 

Lake Cedrino (IT10-002-A) is the result of the dam on the Cedrino River built in 1984. The lake is located in the eastern centre of Sardinia. It has a surface area of 1.5 km2 and a volume of 20 x 106 m3 when it is filled to the maximum share (103 m a. s.l.), and a mean depth of 26.5 m. The catchment covers about 627 km2.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

2006

Size : 

113.00ha

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: 40.328000000000
Longitude: 9.545000000000