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Project ID: 2004SD20B

Title: Invertebrate and Aquatic Plant Studies of Two Mesotrophic Lakes in South Dakota

Project Type: Research

Focus Categories: Ecology, Invasive Species, Water Quality

Keywords: Invertebrates, Macrophytes, Nutrients, Bioindicators

Start Date: 03/01/2004

End Date: 02/28/2005

Federal Funds: $3,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $6,406

Congressional District: First

Principal Investigator:
David R. German


Enemy Swim and Pickerel Lakes, located in northeastern South Dakota, are mesotrophic to lower eutrophic lakes, which is relatively rare in South Dakota. Two years of prior study, funded by the USGS 104B Program, has yielded results that show a very diverse invertebrate fauna community. As yet, no published studies exist of invertebrate fauna on either lake. This study will seek to identify the invertebrate communities of these lakes before accidental introduction of exotic species, such as Milfoil, zebra mussels, or the rusty crayfish can negatively impact these lakes.

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