Nutrient loading in Lake Erie

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Sustainability: Water - Part of the earth's largest surface freshwater system, Lake Erie is a vital source of drinking water for 11 million people. Researchers Anna Michalak, Tom Bridgeman, and Pete Richards are studying how farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn.

Farming Fertilizer Water Quality Pollutents Public Health