Teagan’s Marvelous Narrative
The name “Piney-Z” comes from the large
quantity of pine trees in the area, and the Z-shaped land configuration.
The people of Tallahassee are spending lots of money trying to
fix a decades-old problem in the Lake Lafayette area, including
Karst topography is the connection of the Florida
aquifer with the sinkholes, springs, and rivers in Florida. The
flow of water is as follows:
sinkhole >> aquifer >>
spring or river on surface
Lake Piney-Z is part of this system. Anything that goes into Lake
Piney-Z will go into the aquifer through a sinkhole, and will
end up either in our drinking water or in a spring or river.
Water Quality attributes:
Eutrophication (nutrient enrichment) is a pollution
problem that Lake Piney-Z is facing. The use of lawn fertilizers
is causing the waters to have more and more nutrients in it. This,
like having a phosphate level that is too high, will cause the
population of living things in the lake area to skyrocket.