Kimball Pond

New Sharon, Vienna, Kennebec, Maine
MIDAS 5330

Dissolved Oxygen & Temperature

An adequate level of dissolved oxygen (DO) in lake water is essential to most life in the lake. DO is also a sensitive indicator of lake water quality, and it influences lake chemistry.

DO levels in lakes are strongly affected by water temperature, which is why the two indicators nearly always displayed together. Lake water temperature has a strong bearing on many physical, chemical and biological processes in lake ecosystems.

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Understanding Dissolved Oxygen & Temperature

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Maine lakes water quality - temperature & dissolved oxygen