Watershed Conservation Practices Restore Duckpuddle Pond — A Success Story

algal bloom on Duckpuddle Pond

Erosion and runoff from roads and a dairy farm contributed excessive phosphorus and sediment to Maine’s Duckpuddle Pond, which sometimes experienced severe nuisance algal blooms as a result. The Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Program of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection was critical in identifying and remediating the major problem areas. Read the full success story here (1 Mb pdf file). For more information about NPS, visit this page of the US Environmental Protection Agency web site.

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