Eutrophication

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  • excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life; "he argued that the controlling factor in eutrophication is not nitrate but phosphate"

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Eutrophication Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Eutrophication is what a water-based ecosystem does when different substances are added to it. An example is when algae grow when fertilizers are added. This is one cause of algal blooms. Hypoxia can occur - this means that oxygen levels fall and creatures that need oxygen to survive, like fish, start to die.



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  • Letter: Cause and effect of dog waste in Tahoe
    To the community, Eutrophication – diminishing clarity due to excessive nutrient loading. According to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the year-round or permanent resident population of the Lake Tahoe Basin is approximately 50,000. There are approximately 50,000 year-round Lake Tahoe residents of which, in my opinion, 20 percent own and care for our canine g Read more on this news related to 'Eutrophication'

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