Lake Thingvallavatn monitoring project

According to regulation number 650/2006 for the protection of water quality and biota of Þingvallavatn and its catchment. The lake and water within the catchment is defined as a sensitive receptor. The water quality shall comply with the most stringent standards, i.e. class A (reg. no. 796/1999).

In year 2007 a monitoring programme was started to assess chemical and biological quality of Lake Þingvallavatn Iceland.

The programme is run by Umhverfisstofnun, Landsvirkjun, ON, and Þjóðgarðurinn Þingvöllum.

There are three major work tasks in the program:

1) physico-chemical factors in inlet and outlet water, executed by Jarðvísindastofnun. 
2) biological and physico– chemical factors in the pelagic habitat, executed by Náttúrufræðistofa Kópavogs. 
3) fish populations, executed by Institute of Freshwater Fisheries (Veiðimálastofnun).

Reports on the findings can be downloaded in Icelandic with English abstract.

Report 2007

Report 2008

Report 2009

Report 2010

Report 2011

Summary report 2007-2011

Report 2012

Report 2013

Report 2014

Report 2015

Report 2016

Report 2017

Report 2018

Report 2019