Title

Environmental History of Hovey Lake, Southwestern Indiana

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1975

Keywords

Pollen, Floodplains, Oxbow lakes, Lakeshores, Fluvial channels, Fluvial deposition, Sediments, Prairies, Land clearing

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2307/2424118

Abstract

Studies of pollen stratigraphy in conjunction with available information on floodplain sedimentation and rates of channel migration indicate that Hovey Lake is a recent feature, having originated between 600 and 700 years ago. Land-use practices in the region have had a significant effect on rates of sedimentation in the lake. The pre-1830 rate was 0.74 cm/year; the post-1830 rate is 2.45 cm/year. During the history of the lake the regional forests have been constant in composition, while shoreline vegetation has changed appreciably. Cypress became abundant on the lakeshore about 150 years ago.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

The American Midland Naturalist, v. 93, issue 1, p. 198-205

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