Lake Stechlinsee

Lake Stechlin is located in Brandenburg, and is well known for the good quality of its water. With a depth of 70 metres, it is Brandenburg’s deepest lake. The first limnological research post on the shores of Lake Stechlin was constructed at the end of the 1950s at the same time as the construction of the GDR’s first nuclear power plant between Lake Nehmitz and Lake Stechlin. The researchers’ objective was to explore the effects of the thermal load caused by the almost 300 million litres of water extracted daily from Lake Nehmitz to cool the nuclear power plant during its 20-year existence. After passing through the plant, the water was then released into Lake Stechlin some 10°C warmer. Intense studies continue to be conducted at Lake Stechlin to this day. The long-term data collected, one of the most extensive and reliable datasets worldwide, is extremely important for our research.

Measured Data

Meteorological data
Last measurement:
Air temperature - °C
Wind speed - m/s
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) - µmol m-2 s-1
Water data
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Water temperature - °C
Oxygen saturation - %
Oxygen concentration - mg/l
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Conductivity - µS/cm
Chlorophyll a - µg/l
Secchi depth - m
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