Swan Lake is an example of a nutrient rich lake (from early summer 1956 until June of this year when a new sewage treatment plant began full scale operation, the north end of Swan Lake received the effluent from a secondary sewage treatment plant at Colter Bay). By comparison, Two Ocean and Jackson Lakes represent nutrient poor lakes. For these reasons the lakes were selected as sites for a study of the uptake kinetics of two nutrients, nitrate and ammonia, in relation to phytoplankton succession in these lakes. Two experiments were also conducted on Jenny and Brooks Lakes. Project Number 165.
Parker, Michael and Pontius, Ruth A.
"Studies on the Kinetics of Uptake of Nitrate and Ammonia by Phytoplankton,"
Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report: Vol. 1970
, Article 19.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/jhrs_reports/vol1970/iss1/19