Document Type

Report

Publisher

Utah State University

Publication Date

12-2019

Keywords

Great Salt Lake, saline, salinity, insect, benthic, invertebrates, prey, limnology, eutrophication, nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, periphyton, phytoplankton, birds, macrophytes, monimolimnion, deep brine layer, AFDM, organic matter, sediments, diversity, Farmington Bay, Bear River Bay, abundance, biomass, temperature, oxygen, fish, vegetation, water quality, desiccation, water development, dust

First Page

1

Last Page

41

Abstract

Farmington Bay’s watershed is primarily in the heavily populated metropolitan Salt Lake City, and consequently, it receives approximately 50% of its inflow from nutrient‐ rich wastewater releases. The high nutrient loads make it eutrophic and reducing the loading has been suggested to reduce blooms of toxic cyanobacteria. However, the bay also supports thousands of wading birds and waterfowl, and there is concern that reducing nutrient inflows might reduce the production of bottom‐dwelling insects and other invertebrates that the birds rely upon.

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