MRBDC Lake Shaokatan Sediment-Phosphorus Study


Lake Shaokatan Sediment-Phosphorus Study

Minor watershed number(s):   25147

The project area is the Lake Shaokatan lakeshed which is located in minor watershed 25147 within the Hawk Creek-Yellow Medicine River Major Watershed.

This study is a component of the Lake Shaokatan Restoration Project. It is sponsored by the Yellow Medicine River Watershed District and completed by personnel from the Limnological Research Center at the University of Minnesota in 1993. The purpose of this study is to survey bottom sediments in the lake to assess the potential for internal nutrient loading and to reconstruct the history of trophic change in the lake.


Data Summary Lake Shaokatan Sediment-Phosphorus Study includes data from sampling lake bottom sediments at 12 stations throughout the lake. A single sediment core, 48 cm in length, was collected from the deepest area of the basin. The 12 sediment samples and three core intervals included analysis for iron and phosphorus.
Data Description Lake Shaokatan Sediment-Phosphorus Study
Data:   Lake Bottom Sediment Samples
Format:  Hard Copy File/Map
Status: Complete
Date:  1993
Source (contact):   Yellow Medicine River Watershed District
Pedigree (originator):  Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota

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Last update 2/99


These data have been inventoried by the Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.   Although every effort has been made to validate data, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the Water Resources Center as to the accuracy of the database; nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty.   The Water Resources Center continues to update and correct data as necessary.

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