Phosphorus is "junk food" for algae present in a reservoir, lake or stream. One pound of phosphorus can produce 10,000 pounds of wet weeds and algae. . . . (W)hen phosphorus is washed into lakes, the algae grows out of control (known as repeated algae bloom) reducing clarity and visibility. Some forms of blue-green algae can be toxic.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has created this informative web page examing the link between lawn care (Shore owner stewardship practices) and water quality. A must read for those who want BLUE and GREEN in all the right places.