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 Phosphorus Runoff

How well do lawns filter runoff? The following articles will fill you in on how nutrients move from your lawn into local water bodies.

How well do lawns filter runoff?
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Source: John Barten, Water Quality Mgr. Hennepin Parks. Written for Focus 10,000-Minnesota's Lakeside Magazine

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Nutrient Movement from the Lawn to the Stream?
Are lawns really a significant source of nutrients to urban surface waters? Do enough nutrients find their way to urban streams to cause water quality problems? You may think you know the answers to these questions, but chances are the issue is more complex than you thought. Explore this clearly written article that tackles the current research and trends surrounding this issue.
Source: The Practice of Watershed Protection, Center for Watershed Protection (Article #4)

The Importance of Imperviousness
Have you heard of the new "super highways" that are transporting pollution to surface waters? You will look at your neighborhood in a new light after reading this article and you may even start using the word 'impervious' in your everyday conversations.

Source: The Practice of Watershed Protection, Center for Watershed Protection (Article #1)

Where does the phosphorus in my watershed go?
Supplement what you've learned about nutrient movement in your watershed with this short video presentation by the city of Golden Valley.

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