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Name: Justin B.
Status: Student
Age: 20s
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Date: July 2002

What is the dissolved Oxygen level of the great lakes?

There is no single answer to your question. It depends upon which Great Lake you want, the season of the year, the depth of the sampling, where in the lake the water is being sampled, and many more. You can find good info at the web site:

In addition do a search on the web site: on the terms: "dissolved oxygen Lake Erie". "dissolved oxygen Lake Michigan"... and so on for each lake. I think you will find some data there.

Vince Calder

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