Phytoplankton data were collected with standard equipment and procedures over an eight-year period (1975-1982) in Dardanelle Reservoir, Arkansas. Community abundance and diversity at the genus level are described. Sixty-five genera representing 35 families and five divisions were identified. Total phytoplankton abundance and diversity were quite uniform among the stations but fluctuated considerably with time. These fluctuations did not correspond clearly with season. Dominant taxa were seasonal, though, with diatoms being usually dominant in January, April and October, and blue-greens dominant in July. The phytoplankton community structure has not been significantly altered by the operation of ANO Unit I.
Rickett, John D. and Watson, Robert L.
"Phytoplankton Community Structure in Dardanelle Reservoir, Arkansas, 1975-1982,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 37
, Article 20.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol37/iss1/20