Center for Limnological Research and Rehabilitation

CLRR

The Center for Limnological Research and Rehabilitation (CLRR as in CLEAR water, lakes, and streams) is a component of the Sustainability Sciences Institute that focuses on eutrophication issues and management solutions for freshwater systems. The Center provides limnological research services to the surrounding community that include diagnosing eutrophication-related problems in lakes and reservoirs, conducting comprehensive hydrologic and limnological monitoring programs, identifying and quantifying important phosphorus sources that drive cyanobacterial blooms, and developing and implementing management plans to sustainably rehabilitate degraded aquatic systems.

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sedimentaryThe laboratory facilities, located in 260 Jarvis Hall, provide the Center with an array of analytical capabilities for examination of nutrients (primarily phosphorus species) and algae in water and sediment. The Center has a variety of field monitoring equipment for quantifying tributary flow and phosphorus loads discharging into lakes, boats and sampling equipment for monitoring lake chemistry and biology, and coring capabilities for examination of aquatic sediment. In particular, we have unique expertise for determining important mobile phosphorus fractions in aquatic sediments and nutrient exchanges between sediments and the overlying water. Aquatic sediment is often an important source of phosphorus to lakes and control of sediment phosphorus is essential in lake rehabilitation

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