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Water quality--Minnesota; Watershed ecology


ABSTRACT-To forecast water quality changes or to evaluate the potential success of restoration measures in lakes, it is necessary to formulate "models" which relate lake water quality to the inflows and outflows of materials and energy. Concepts of dynamic deterministic (cause-effect) models and examples are presented. The relationship between internal thermo-hydraulic processes and water quality is stressed. Stratification mixing, and nutrient kinetics are included in these models.

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