|Lake name:||Temse||Country:||Norway||GIG Region:||N|
|GIG Type:||LN2a||Lake code:||019-10951-L||Altitude(m a.s.l.):||15|
|Area (km2):||0.6||Mean depth (m):||5||Mixing regime:||Stratified|
|Alkalinity (m eq/l):||0.2||Retention time (yr):||0.6||Chlorophyll a (µg/l):||18|
|Total phosphorus (µg/l):||16||Eutrophication status:||3 - Medium||Hydromorphological status:||1 - Low|
Temse is situated close to the coastline, 15 m above sea level, in the southern part of Norway. The lake has a surface area of 0.6 km2, and is fairly shallow with a maximum depth of 10 m and a mean depth of 5 m. The catchment area comprises agricultural land and forest, and the lake is mesotrophic to eutrophic with a significant proportion of cyanobacteria. The lake has a recreational value for the local population, mostly ornithologists and for fishing. Dense helophyte vegetation dominates littoral, most Phragmites australis and to a lesser extends Schoenoplectus lacustris. The macrophytes in the lake are dominated by Fontinalis, Nymphea alba, Potamogeton perfoliatus and P. obtusifolius.
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