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Fussingsø (Denmark) –

Lake name: Fussingsø Country: Denmark GIG Region: CB
GIG Type: LCB1 Lake code: ---- Altitude(m a.s.l.): 18
Area (km²): 2.17 Mean depth (m): 12.6 Mixing regime: Polymictic
Alkalinity (m eq/l): 1.4 Retention time (yr): 10 Chlorophyll a (µg/l): 21
Total phosphorus (µg/l): 40 Eutrophication status: 2 - Medium Hydromorphological status: ----

Description

Lake Fussing was created during the ice age and is a 216 ha lake with a maximum depth of 31 m, which mean it is one of the deepest lakes in Denmark. It is a mesotrophic lake surrounded by a morraine landscape dominated by agiculture and forest. Most of the inlet water are from diffuse scources. Macrophyte communities have established a depth up to ca 5 m. Macrophytes are dominated by characeans and pondweeds, besides it is the only lake where Alisma gramineum is registered in Denmark.

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WISER: "Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery"
Online: http://www.wiser.eu/programme/lake-assessment/sampling-sites/fussingso/index.php [date: 2017/09/22]
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