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Figure 6

From: A systematic approach for modelling quantitative lake ecosystem data to facilitate proactive urban lake management

Figure 6

Temporal variability of the WQHI and OEHI in Lake 6 from January 2009 to December 2009. Line styles as per Figure‚ÄČ4, except the dotted lines represent the fact that water quality was not monitored in March and April. Macroinvertebrate and Vegetation indices are not included in this graph as they were modelled as being constant through the year with values of 0.33 and 0.38 respectively (based on survey data). Simulated aesthetic satisfaction was very low for the entire year, due to high population of weed species, with the June-July decrease due to increased turbidity from retro-fitting works on another lake upstream. Not included in the graph is that the model indicated an absolute need for remedial action for every month of the year, due to both low OEHI and aesthetic index.

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