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Scientific American, June 30, 2016

Wastewater is Key to Reducing Nitrogen Pollution

Upgrading wastewater treatment plants can dramatically reduce a municipality’s nitrogen footprint

Upgrading wastewater treatment facilities as well as household septic systems can be expensive, but such measures can dramatically return bodies of water to health.

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JH News & Guide, June 29, 2016

Investigators wonder what’s fouling Brooks Lake

Algae turns water pea green in summer; fish are struggling

An explosion of algae growth fed by an excess of nitrogen turns Brooks Lake’s waters green late in the summers. The two primary game fish that swim its waters are either unusually skinny and getting skinnier or barely reproducing and on a track toward disappearing.

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JH News & Guide, April 1, 2015

Study to target Fish Creek

Research will determine the sources of nitrogen, phosphorus pollution

Friends of Fish Creek met with a diverse group of west bank stakeholders to discuss a study that will be conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study will be confined to identifying volumes and sources of nutrients — primarily nitrogen and phosphorus — that are introduced into the Fish Creek watershed and promote unnatural levels of aquatic vegetation.

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