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Study Provides Nutrient Reduction Targets to Reach Gulf Dead Zone Goal
Description: The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force (HTF) has made major strides in reducing point source nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico watershed, and had some success in mitigating nonpoint source pollution through targeted nutrient reduction projects. However, despite this progress, research has reported that a further 59% reduction in the amount of nitrogen flowing down the Mississippi River in spring will be required to reduce the dead zone size to the 5,000 square kilometer goal set by the HTF. [Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science]
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Source: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 8/24/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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