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The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico reported below average size

The size of the "Dead Zone," a hypoxic area in the Gulf of Mexico that no longer supports aquatic organisms, was reported to be below average and the fourth smallest area mapped since 1985. This is promising news for a healthy Gulf Coast ecosystem that has been impacted by nutrient pollution.

Florida's algae crisis draws fire from activists and lawmakers

Florida’s toxic algae bloom is harming marine life and the state’s trademark beaches. Politicians have criticized Florida’s governor for not regulating polluting farms and businesses enough.

USDA aims to boost water, soil health in Chesapeake Bay watershed

The United States Department of Agriculture wants to improve water quality and soil health in the Chesapeake Bay area by 2020. The plan aims to promote practices such as cover crops, reducing till work and planting buffers to trap nutrient runoff.
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Capturing phosphate: Using iron-enhanced sand filtration for phosphate removal

A new project is looking at how effectively iron-enhanced sand filtration removes phosphate from tile drained water. This is the first time the system has been tested for use on agricultural land and the team saw an impressive total of 66 percent phosphate removal from the site. » Read more...

Iowa Drainage School

August 21-23
Location: Nashua, IA
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Tile Drainage Seminar

August 22
Location: Sheboygan County, WI
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