Eutrophic, adj. A term used to describe the nutrient content of a lake. This term denotes a body of water with a significant nutrient buildup, usually as the result of old age, leading to high biologic productivity. This also leads to a higher quantity of particulate matter suspended in the water, which can reduce light at lower levels. Dissolved oxygen is also reduced due to the effects of decomposition.

French eutrophie, Spanish and Portugese eutrófico.


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