Minnesota is among 12 Midwest states that are developing strategies to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus they send to the Gulf of Mexico. “We’ve developed a strategy that says we’re doing to do our fair share,’’ Wayne Anderson, MPCA, told about 140 people attending a public meeting in Willmar on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
MPCA looking at voluntary strategy to reduce excess nutrients in water
WILLMAR — If the surface area of all the streams and lakes within Minnesota were added together, it would create a sheet of water roughly equal in size to the “dead zone’’ found today in the Gulf of Mexico.
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