|The Littoral Zone|
The littoral zone extends towards the centre of the lake, from the natural high-water mark to the point where aquatic vegetation disappears. This zone with relatively shallow water nurtures a diversity of flora and wildlife.
The plants in the littoral zone are essential to the life of the lake. These absorb various dissolved substances in the water to fabricate organic matter which serves as nourishment to aquatic animals. They also protect aquatic wildlife from light, heat and natural enemies while housing a diversity of living entities. Without aquatic plants, fish would be deprived of a large portion of their food. Aquatic plants also mitigate the effect of waves and as such contribute to protecting the shoreline from erosion.
zone is the most diversified and nutrient-rich zone of any lake.
It is home to most of the plant and animal life that resides in
the lake. These life forms contribute to the system's ecology. If
we disturb this equilibrium, we are endangering the very life of
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