New USGS Database Provides Models on Excessive Nutrients in Rivers

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The USGS has released an online, interactive decision support system that provides easy access to six newly-developed regional models describing how rivers receive and transport nutrients from natural and human sources to sensitive waters, such as the Gulf of Mexico.

Excessive nutrients in the nation’s rivers, streams and coastal areas are a major issue for water managers, because they cause algal blooms that increase costs to treat drinking water, limit recreational activities, threaten valuable fisheries, and can be toxic to humans and wildlife.

Access Regional SPARROW Model Assessments of Streams and Rivers at http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow/mrb/

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