Dongting Lake

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  • Yueyang Hsia Yung Analysis

    Northern gateway to the Hunan province, the point where the Yangtze River meets the Xiang River at Lake Dongting. The site, once a platform for the Wu Kingdom (222-250 AD) general Lu Su to train his naval troops1, offers a beautiful and strategic panoramic view of the surrounding area and a near bird’s eye view of the lake – one of China’s largest bodies of fresh water. The tower had already been through numerous reconstructions, most recently during the Song Dynasty in 1054, when Hsia Yung (mid 14th century) masterfully depicted an idyllic scene of life in Yueyang: scholars stroll about in the foreground amongst the trees and rocks, people enjoy a meal in the tower, and…

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  • Conger Lumber Company Case Study

    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Salton Sea

    Salton Sea is the largest inland body of water in California, measuring at 35 miles long and 15 miles across. Its salt level is fifty percent saltier than the ocean itself. The Salton Sea is beneficial to more than four hundred and twenty different species of birds. The species range from “white and brown pelicans to eared grebes, curlews, ibis, avocets and snowy plovers. It also supports millions of fish and a host of invertebrates, important food sources for the birds.” (Blogger, 2015) Salton…

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  • Loughberry Lake Lab Report

    This experiment was designed to test what the limiting nutrient was in Loughberry Lake, as well as examine the trophic state of the lake. In order to find out what the limiting nutrient was, we performed a few different tests. We began with a secchi disk test to see the transparency of the water. Then, we took water samples that we later used to test the turbidity levels of the water after adding varying amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen. Phosphorous was the limiting nutrient in the lake,…

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  • El Nino Effect

    Conclusively, our research cruise information turns out to fall in general terms. However, there is factors that effect the results. One factor that influences the data results is El Nino. What is El Nino? El Nino is "A southward-flowing, nutrient-poor current of flowing, nutrient-poor current of warm water off the coast of western South America, caused by a breakdown of trade-wind circulation."(Oceanography: An Invitation). Specifically, El Nino influences seawater temperature, density, and…

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  • Portage Lakes State Park

    Situated on about 1,000 acres of land and about 2500 acres of water, Portage Lakes State Park in Ohio is a wonderful park for fishing, camping, or to just get away from it all. Featuring a number of lakes for boating, fishing, and wildlife watching, Portage Lakes is a unique state park offering something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Portage Lakes State Park touches both Akron and Canton making it an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life in this serene area. Portage…

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  • Thesis Statement About Salt

    Although, some seas may have greater concentration. For instance, the Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake have a much higher salt concentration. First, the concentration level is raised to 25.8% NaCI after going through the condensers, which are heat transferring device that converts vapor into liquid. The reason for the conversion is to later be easily able to remove any impurities in the mixed water solution through the process of crystallization. Second, through the sun and wind’s energy, salt…

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  • Michigan Glaciers

    covers most of the planet. In Michigan especially, the effect that water has on the land can clearly be seen throughout the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. This change comes from rivers and lakes eroding, transporting, and depositing; glaciers carving the land and leaving behind water; and humans manipulating water for beneficial reasons. It’s no secret that Michigan is shaped by water simply due to the fact that it is surrounded by lakes on almost every border it has, but the rivers and lakes have…

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  • The Power Of Dirty Waters Summary

    Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair’s “The Power of Dirty Waters: Indigenous Poetics” exemplifies the importance of language to Indigenous culture and how language is used to relate to the world. This is ultimately what he strives for as his thesis; he tries to argue the idea that language is the most important power for relation to the Earth and its inhabitants. Sinclair begins strongly by discussing the history of Lake Winnipeg, and how the name “Winnipeg” embodies the ecology of the lake. This…

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  • Industrial Pollution In The Great Lakes

    Industrial Pollution in the Great Lakes Pollution within the Great Lakes region has been an issue since before the 1970s, when pollution in this area caused concern, resulting in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States. This was in place to improve water quality of the Great Lakes region. However, we are still struggling with pollution in the Great Lakes- and all over the world. As countries develop, they become more industrial to meet high market demands of…

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