Impacts of phosphorus loads on the water quality and the proliferation of harmful cyanobacteria in Foum-Gleita Reservoir (Mauritania)

Ahmed Sidi Sadegh, Zeinebou Sidoumou, Mamadou Dia, Juan Luis Gomez Pinchetti and Noureddine Bouaïcha

The exploitation of phosphate mines contributes to the eutrophication of the Foum-Gleita reservoir (Mauritania), leading to the appearance of cyanobacterial blooms. Microcystis aeruginosa and Dolichospermum flos-aquae are the two dominant species during the hot season (May to September), and only the microcystin-LR congener was detected for the first time in a freshwater ecosystem in Mauritania with a peak at 3.55 μg L−1.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 1
Published online: 07 January 2021
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2020029

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