This is a picture of the houses that have destroyed
the nature of Piney Z.
This is a picture of Piney Z on one of its not so
This picture was taken from Dike 3.
This is a picture of my group and me. This picture
was taken from the first time we went to the lake.
Eutrophication is a condition in an aquatic ecosystem
where high nutrient conditions stimulate blooms of algae. (example-
Why Should We Be Concerned?
Although eutrophication is a natural process in
the aging of lakes and some estuaries, human activities can greatly
accelerate eutrophication by increasing the rate at which nutrients
and organic substances enter aquatic ecosystems from their surrounding
watersheds. Agricultural runoff, urban runoff, leaking septic
systems, sewage discharges, eroded stream banks, and similar sources
can increase the flow of nutrients and organic substances into
aquatic systems. These substances can over stimulate the growth
of algae, creating conditions that interfere with the recreational
use of lakes and estuaries, and the health and diversity of indigenous
fish, plant, and animal populations.
Algal blooms hurt the system in two ways. First, they cloud the
water and block sunlight, causing underwater grasses to die. Because
these grasses provide food and shelter for aquatic creatures (such
as the blue crab and summer flounder), spawning and nursery habitat
is destroyed and waterfowl have less to eat when grasses die off.
Second, when the algae die and decompose, oxygen is used up. Dissolved
oxygen in the water is essential to most organisms living in the
water, such as fish and crabs. Increased eutrophication from nutrient
enrichment due to human activities is one of the leading problems
facing some estuaries in the mid-Atlantic.
This is an example of how the Piney Z area is. It
is a combination of underground and aboveground water that passages
and systems of sinkholes. Also, Karst topography is caused by
soluble rock sediment underground. Forcing all nutrients into
our Floridian Aquifer. This is harmful because we really do not
know what to do to stop the flow of the nutrients from eventually
landing in the water that we’ll be drinking.
The Floridian Aquifer
The Floridian aquifer underlies all of Florida,
South Georgia, and parts of both Alabama and South Carolina. This
particular aquifer system is one of the major sources of ground
water in the United States. The Floridian aquifer is composed
of several carbonate rock formations that are connected by water
flow to make one hydrologic unit, which is why the development
has been uneven. Two different things have interrupted the flow
system of the aquifer: man's activities such as pumpage, impoundments,
and dredging as well as deviation from normal amounts of rainfall.
The disruption of the aquifer's flow could begin at almost any
point on its path. The aquifer's water originates in the larger
bodies of water of the Appalachian region; it flows downstream
until it is forced underground. The aquifer flows from the higher
altitudes of North Georgia and South Carolina to the flatter area,
which is Florida.
Water Quality is important to the maintaining of
the lake. These aspects help control and balance the lake for
aquatic, plant, and animal life can survive. These aspects are:
Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Turbidity, Phosphates, and