TABLE 1.

Attributes of Soap Lake waters and sedimentsa

SampleNH3 concn (mM)Na+ concn (g liter−1)bH2S concn (mM)SO42− concn (mM)bDissolved oxygen concn (mg liter−1)DOC concn (mg liter−1)Total organic carbon (%)Total N concn (μg liter−1)Total P concn (μg liter−1)PO43− concn (μg liter−1)Concn of NO3 + NO2 (μg liter−1)
July
    Mixolimnion04.70304.351780346347633
    Chemocline1.912.710491.8174545545131
    Monimolimnion59.830.212534003141,1875,53866
    Mixolimnion sediment3.71.7
    Monimolimnion sediment1459.1
October
    Mixolimnion006.8920841649467<20
    Chemocline1.22.2787629368<20
    Monimolimnion6513103411,2104,73633
    Mixolimnion sediment2.91.3
    Monimolimnion sediment1409
  • a The Secchi depth was 3.9 m in July and 5.2 m in October.

  • b Data from reference 60.