Tag: reservoir

Duckweed on an Oar

As described in February’s blog, “What’s a Reservoir?,” Winton Lake, Miami Whitewater Forest Lake and Sharon Lake are man-made bodies of water called reservoirs that were constructed in the mid-20th century for recreation and flood mitigation. Although reservoirs (also called ‘impoundments’) and natural lakes share many of the same problems, certain concerns may be amplified […]

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Look at a map of Winton Lake (Figure 1), Miami Whitewater Forest Lake (Figure 2) or Sharon Lake (Figure 3), and you will notice the irregular, elongated shape of these bodies of water. They appear stretched out and contorted with pointy branches that extend in different directions. In fact, these distinctive features are an indication […]

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