Re: [gardeners] Winter storm in Rochester

Kay Lancaster (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 03:48:44 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 19 Jan 1999, penny x stamm wrote:

> Kay, I would have presumed that 10 ft of snow dumped onto the 
> shore waters of one of the Great Lakes would barely make a dent.
> I understand all the rammifications you explained, but in this case, 
> the proportions don't make a difference...? 

A good deal of the photosynthesis takes place in the shallows, near
the shore, where it would be dumped.  And if I recall correctly, a
long winter usually means at least a minor fish kill in most of the
Great Lakes, which sounds to me like a lake that's on the ragged edge
of having enough oxygen as is. 

I think the people you probably want to ask are real limnologists...
it's been 25 years since I was around a limno class.  There's probably
more to it than I know.