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Layman's Guide to NH Lake Quality

A question that comes up weekly, tell me about the water quality of the lake. We respond typically with the trophic index and the clarity of the water. The attached fact sheet is a layman's guide to water quality terms. 

Oligotrophic: Larger, deeper lakes with clear water, rocky or sandy shorelines, low phosphorus enrichment, limited rooted plant growth, low algal growth, and adequate dissolved oxygen throughout. Low productivity.

Mesotrophic: An intermediate category with characteristics between the other two groups. Medium productivity. Silver Lake Real Estate NH - Lake view

Eutrophic: Smaller, shallower ponds with mucky bottoms, extensive rooted plant growth and depleted dissolved oxygen in the bottom waters; often tea-colored and sometimes murky from planktonic algal growth. High productivity.

Click Here for the Complete Fact Sheet 

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