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.
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.