Prompton Lake Project Water Quality Data Report (RCS-DAEN-CWE-15) for the Period 1 October 1980 to 30 September 1981.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT PHILADELPHIA PA
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Prompton Lake, located on the Lackawaxen River within the limits of the Borough of Prompton in Wayne County has been in operation since 1960. The primary purpose of the project are flood control, emergency water supply storage and recreation. This reports deals with the water quality aspect of the project. The report characteristics the general drainage areas as to land use, potential pollution sources contributing to the lake, and the relationship between potential water quality problems that may occur and the possible effects of the lake on water quality. The water quality seems to be improving based on the nitrogen and phosphate levels. The lake stratifies during late summer but severe storms break stratification and reoxygenate the hypolimnion. The bacterial levels remain within the limits established by the regulatory agencies and indicate no pollution from point sources above the dam.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering