Unconsolidated Lake Bottom
Unconsolidated Lake Bottom communities are the areas that occupy the deepest portion of the open lake environment. This community refers specifically to sparsely vegetated lake bottoms in relatively deep water. Vascular plants are sparse to absent and may be restricted to free-floating planktonic forms at the lake surface (see Lake Surface vegetation). Various algae and cyanobacteria may be important components of this community. This community is restricted in Tennessee to deeper portions of Reelfoot Lake and perhaps Sunk Lake.
MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL PLAIN
NORTHERN HOLOCENE MEANDER BELT ECOREGION
- Mississippi Alluvial Plain Natural Lake Bottom