Field Measurements and Data Analysis

The data collected includes topography, meteorology, hydrology, water quality, habitats, fisheries and socio-economy. Available literature of the lake has been collected. Preliminary data analysis has been conducted and a concepts of the processes is described. It will be tested and complemented with future measurements and model results.

Analysis of the existing data reveals that by far the largest data gaps are connected to the watershed and lake processes - for instance rainfall, detailed rainfall-runoff response, floodplain and lake hydrodynamics, mass balances, behaviour of sediments in the lake, flood plain water quality and nature of the primary production. These are essential features that determine the future development of the lake, morphological changes affecting navigation and water levels, condition of the fisheries and response to the upstream changes in flow and water quality.