Lake Zones and Boundaries

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

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