River Alliance of Wisconsin: combatting phosphorus runoff

When the Wisconsin DNR recently proposed adding 192 waterways to its list of lakes, rivers, and streams that fail to meet water quality standards, the Director of River Alliance of WisconsinAlgae in lake said, “Our best shot at seeing fewer waters with algae problems is to combat the runoff that is polluting our waterways with phosphorus.” Most of the waterways to be added to the list have high levels of algae-causing phosphorus; however some have high levels of bacteria or industrial pollutants.