Water temperature plays an important part in maintaining a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Temperature generally ranges between 10-30 degrees Celsius and can be affected by factors such as air temperature, presence of shade, and thermal pollution. On February 19, 2004, site 1 was recorded at 31.1°C. Possible contributing factors include lack of shade, shallow depth, and excessive solar warming. Temperature also relates to other factors such as turbidity because murky water retains more heat.