The Ohio Farm Bureau recently released its 2024 Water Quality Status Report. The report highlights progress being made in the watersheds of Grand Lake St. Marys and features insights from Wright State University Lake Campus Biology Professor Dr. Stephen Jacquemin.

From the report: “In addition to monitoring the volume of water draining from fields, the researchers installed groundwater wells within the buffer to evaluate water quality changes as water moved from the distribution tile toward the stream. A comparison of water from the monitoring wells with water from field tiles showed an average decrease in nitrates of about 59% and an 84% decrease in soluble reactive phosphorus.”

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