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Summary of Findings and Strategies to Move Toward a 40% Phosphorus Reduction

Nutrient loading from the Maumee River is one of the largest contributors to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The state wants to reduce the river’s phosphorus to prevent this, but it’s a complex issue. This paper summarizes some of the key issues to take into account in order to accomplish this goal

Published: Feb 13, 2018
Last Modified: Feb 25, 2019
Length: 13 pages
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Contributors

Kristen DeVanna Fussell

Kristen DeVanna Fussell , PhD

Associate Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Gail Hesse

Director, NWF Great Lakes Water Program

 Laura  Johnson

Laura Johnson , PhD

Director, National Center for Water Quality Research

 Kevin  King

Kevin King

Research Leader, Agricultural Research Service

 Greg  LaBarge

Greg LaBarge

Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, OSU Extension

Dr. Jay Martin

Dr. Jay Martin , PhD

Professor, OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

 Jeffrey Michael Reutter

Jeffrey Michael Reutter , PhD

Board Member, Friends of Stone Laboratory

Dr. Robyn S. Wilson

Associate Professor, OSU School of Environment & Natural Resources (SENR)

 Christopher John Winslow

Christopher John Winslow , PhD

Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Description

Nutrient loading from the Maumee River is one of the largest contributors to harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The state wants to reduce the river’s phosphorus to prevent this, but it’s a complex issue. This paper summarizes some of the key issues to take into account in order to accomplish this goal.