Lago Sos Canales - Italy
Lago Sos Canales
Parent Site Name
Lake Sos Canales (IT10-005-A) is located in north-eastern Sardinia. The reservoir was built in 1956 with the damming of the Tirso River. The reservoir lies at 714 m a. s. l. and has a maximum area of 0.33 km2, a mean depth of 13.2 m and a maximum nominal volume of 4.3 x 106 m³. The catchment is extended for about 16 km2.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
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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