Reducing Nitrate-N losses to achieve water quality goals

Matt Helmers, Laura Christianson, Reid Christianson

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Nutrient losses from agricultural systems in the Mississippi River basin contributed to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2008, in response to this challenge, the US EPA’s Hypoxia Task Force released an action plan for a national strategy to reduce, mitigate, and control hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico and improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. The action plan indicated that significant reductions in riverine nitrogen and phosphorus loads are needed to achieve the goal of reducing the size of the hypoxic zone, and improve water quality in the basin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


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