lake padden, water quality
The Lake Padden monitoring project was initiated in 2011 by the citizens group, People for Lake Padden (P4LP), to provide an intensive water quality study of Lake Padden. Water samples were collected between June and December 2011 by AndrewMajeske, a student intern working with the Institute forWatershed Studies (IWS) and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA). The results from this project were summarized by Majeske et al. (2012). The water quality monitoring was funded for a second year by P4LP, which provided funding for IWS student intern Laura Junge. Additional funding was provided by the City of Bellingham to identify the types of algae that were most common in the lake and to test for the presence of microcystin, an algal toxin produced by certain strains of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria). Although not part of the original funded scope of work, detailed settled algae counts were provided by R. Matthews to supplement the algae and microcystin data collected by L. Junge.
Matthews, Robin A.; Vandersypen, Joan; and Junge, Laura, "Lake Padden Monitoring Project 2012 Final Report" (2012). Lake Padden. 1.
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