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Killing the Gulf’s dead zone

Iowa must reduce nutrient runoff by 45 percent

March 17, 2013
By LARRY KERSHNER, kersh@farm-news.com , Messenger News

DES MOINES - The Mississippi River is the largest watershed in the world, draining the excess water from 41 U.S. states. It terminates in the Gulf of Mexico, where pollutants congregate, creating a hypoxia, or dead, zone.

 
 

 

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