The Water Line, Newsletter of the LMVP

Fall 2004
Volume 8
Number 3

This issue of The Water Line focuses on the current projects of the University of Missouri Limnology Laboratory.

For instance, you can read about some of the results from our Table Rock Monitoring. Another project is the Statewide Lake Assessment, which has monitored Missouri’s lakes since 1978. A short term project we’re working on we call the “Daily Sampling” and it involves sampling 3 reservoirs every day for 100 days. The goal is to see how precipitation influences our regularly measured parameters.

We have more projects running than we have the space to describe! Some of the other projects are:

  • A long term study of Lake of the Ozarks
  • A once-weekly (for 52 weeks) monitoring of 16 northwestern Missouri lakes
  • A study monitoring the distribution and causes of toxic algae blooms
  • A study of chlorine by-products in drinking water

We’ll highlight our other projects in future Water Line articles. Until then, keep an eye out for us on Missouri’s lakes. You just might see us out there!

LMVP in Finland   We presented LMVP data to an international audience in Finland.
Statewide Lake Assessment   This project samples 60 or more lakes a summer and was initiated in 1978.
Water Quality on the OTHER 20 days   Volunteers monitor once every 3 weeks throughout the summer. Find out why that sampling schedule WORKS.
World Water Monitoring Day   Thousands of people all over the world will be monitoring water quality on (or around) October 18. LMVP will take part in this program for the 3rd year in a row.
Changes in the James River Basin   A summary of the data Dan presented in Finland. This includes data from LMVP, MU's Table Rock Monitoring Project and USGS.

Brought to you by the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program

Region V11, US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act  
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