This study was made to estimate seasonal abundance, growth, mortality and biomass of planktivore fish by species and age groups
on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, and Chester Morse Lake, and to incorporate this information with other studies to test trophic dynamics models. Work in the initial year was directed toward...
Macroinvertebrates were sampled on a regular basis from March to October
1973. A relationship between chironomid length and biomass was established.
Production equations to be used for these insects are reported. A similar
length/weight relationship is presently being explored for the oligochaetes.
A proposal is made for calculating their production...
A steady-state phosphorus cycle was determined for the stratified period
May to November in Lake Sammamish, Washington. A steady-state. condition
for this period is considered at this time since data on some important
processes are only sufficient to estimate average values for the stratified
period. Nevertheless, such a cycle is...
Grazing rates and density of the crustacean zooplankton were measured
in Findley and Chester Morse Lakes and Lake Sammamish, Washington.
Sample analysis is incomplete at reporting time, thus estimates of
production from examination of life stage biomass changes was not possible.
Maximum density of crustacean zooplankton was about 10/1 in...
Lakes Findley, Chester Morse and Sammamish, Washington, are characterized
by one major outburst of phytoplankton productivity and biomass (mainly
diatoms) with usually no or low fall activity. Vernal outbursts were often
delayed in some lakes and years probably by unfavorable climate (snow cover
and cloudy rainy conditions). Mean spring-summer productivity...