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Citation. Cudlip, L. S.; Perry, J. A. 1985. Is Cedar Bog Lake disappearing? The Naturalist 36:24-27. [1279 CC]
Introduction. Cedar Bog Lake is a small bog lake in central Minnesota. It is characterized by turbid waters, very high organic matter content, and interminable mosquito populations. It is also the site of a research program that has been more or less active since the mid-1930s. Some of the early research suggested that the bog lake was filling in or growing toward the center at a rather rapid rate. A discussion of recent studies of Cedar Bog Lake provides an opportunity to see how peat systems function, and to address the question of the fate of Cedar Bog Lake.
Keywords. Cedar Bog Lake, peat systems, Minnesota, Cedar Creek Natural History Area