Куйбышевское водохранилище

Phytoplankton of the Plain River Usa (the Kuibyshev Reservoir Basin)

Data on the status of summer phytoplankton of the Usa river and its tributaries are given. 184 taxa of algae with a rank lower than the genus from 7 divisions were recorded in algoflora, with Bacillariophyta (43-57% of the composition) and Chlorophyta (23-47%) predominating in the rivers. The abundance range in algocenoses was 0.02 - 5.2 mln cells/L, that of biomass was 0.01 - 1.8 mg/L; the content of chlorophyll-a was 0.01 - 3.1 µg/L.