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Focus Sheet: Nutrients in Our Lakes and Streams

Publication number Date Published
02-10-004January 2002
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Author(s) Eastern Regional Office
Description Issue:

Nutrients might be good for people, animals and plants but too much of them is not good for our water bodies. These nutrients also feed aquatic plants and algae and if there is an unusually high amount of nutrients the aquatic plants can become quite a nuisance.
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