Province Lake Water Sampling with Dr. Jim Haney, UNH

Dr. Haney and his Field Limnology class from UNH performed a variety of tests on Province Lake’s water and sediments back on September 3rd, 2013. Members from the NHDES, Province Lake Association, and AWWA were there to assist where needed, and we were lucky enough to get this video of Dr. Haney and his students capturing a core sample of the lake’s bottom.

The results from these tests will give lake managers and watershed scientists a better idea of the lake’s current condition and how it has changed over time. For more information on Dr. Haney’s visit, click here.

Dr. Haney lowers a water quality probe into Province Lake.

 

A student separates the water column into sections to find the properties of the water at different depths of Province Lake.

Dr. Haney explains an instrument which uses light to measure levels of chlorophyll-a and phycocyanin; the pigments found in algae and cyanobacteria, respectively.