Nutrient concentrations and trophic state of three Andean lakes from Junín, Perú

Fernán Chanamé-Zapata, María Custodio, Christian Poma-Chávez, Alex Huamán-De La Cruz


The study assessed the trophic state of three lakes used as fish farms in the region of Junín-Peru, under different hydrological conditions. Surface water samples were collected from three points at each lake in 2018 during the rainy (March-April) and dry (June-July) seasons. Total phosphorus, turbidity, and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) were measured. Trophic indexes (TSI Chl-a, and TSI TP) were also computed. The water trophic state categorization was performed by adapting and calculating the Trophic State Index (TSI). The TSI (TP) classified the three lakes in both seasons (rainy and dry) as mesotrophic (30 < TSI 60). Pomacocha and Tipicocha were classified as eutropic (60 < TSI 90) in the two seasons according to TSI (Chl a), while Tranca Grande was classified as mesotrophic (also two seasons). The results for TSI showed a predominance of eutrophic and mesotrophic conditions in all lakes used as fish farms.


chlorophyll-a, lakes, Perú, total phosphorus, Trophic state index.


Revista Ambiente & Água. ISSN:1980-993X DOI:10.4136/1980-993X

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