Lake Zones and Boundaries

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DescriptionZone / Boundary
Open water region.
Bottom of the lake where nothing grows.
Near shore zone, dominated by macrophytes, lower end characterised by lower limit of plants.
The volume of water where there is net respiration.
Volume of water where algal photosynthesis is (diurnally) greater than algal respiration.
Surface mixed (turbulent) layer in lakes that exhibit a vertical temperature stratification.
Deep region of stratified lakes. Used to refer to deep-water sediments and their biota (benthos).
Deeper, cooler layer of a stratified lake. Unmixed, respiration dominates.
Limit of light and therefore photosynthesis and plant growth.
The layer through which there is an abrupt temperature gradient.

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