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#1 Old 08-15-2018, 03:19 PM
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Health of Lake Winnipeg's Watershed

According to the Wilderness Committee, algal blooms are threatening Lake Winnipeg's watershed. In Ontario, algal blooms are also threatening Lake Erie's watershed. When algal blooms grow out of control, they can become toxic and suffocate aquatic life. One way out-of-control algal blooms are caused is when too much phosphorous enters waterways all at once from run-off from farmland. This problem can be curbed significantly, however, if only farms had more buffer strips of vegetation along fields where their crops are grown. This would give the run-off a chance to absorb into the ground before it enters the watershed. The provincial government of Manitoba needs to enact laws in order to make this happen though. Ontario's provincial government needs to do this too. Anyway, for more info about this, check out the pdf provided by: https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/.../lake-overload

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#2 Old 09-05-2018, 07:40 AM
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Dead Birds

Lately, many birds have been washing up dead in two of Winnipeg's retention ponds.

https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/video/2...ond-city-pond/

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