Algal Blooms in US Freshwater Lakes in 2013

The Washington Post has reported on the deterioration of many lakes in the USA because of high nutrient loads transferred from surrounding agricultural land.

The headline reads:

Polluted farm runoff linked to toxic green algae slime in U.S. waters

The article was based on findings documented here by the National Wildlife Federation.

Remember: The Sylvan  Lake Total Phosphorus (TP) analysis is close to the limit of the meso-eutrophic guideline:

TP Limit for SLWSS News

Visit the Toxic Algae News web page to see the scope of the problem in the USA during the 2013 summer.

ASWQG means: Alberta Surface Water Quality Guideline

 

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