RE: NANFA-- lotic and lentic

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 12:26:28 -0500

Rob writes:
>>>Here in Texas, we do not have any natural
lakes (OK, maybe one but even that is open to debate.)

>>>reservoirs, are they considered lentic or lotic?

Jan writes:
You must be referring to beautiful (and speciose) Caddo Lake.
I think reservoirs are usually considered lentic. Although they are subject
to seasonal infows in nutrients, sediment loads, etc. like flowing water
habitats, they are more similar to lakes hydraulically and function in
similar ways biologically (e.g., plankton) and physically (e.g.,
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