REPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON EUTROPHICATION MAY 8-9, 1965
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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Eutrophication of lakes, streams, and estuaries -- the problems resulting from introduction of nutrients to receiving bodies of water -- is the subject discussed. The problems and dangers arising from eutrophication of lakes and other bodies of waters and the resulting difficulties are described. Population and industrial growth, together with intensified agriculture, river- basin development, recreational use of public waters, and domestic and industrial exploitation of shore properties are endangering the nations waters through enrichment. This enrichment of waters causes changes andor increases in algae, aquatic vascular plant growth, fish populations, and bottom fauna. Such changes usually interfere with the multiple uses of waters, reduce their esthetic qualities and economic value, and by accelerating the aging of the waters, threaten the destruction of this resource. It is recommended that the general public and the whole scientific community be alerted to the deterioration of the quality of the human environment through the eutrophication of our water resources.
- Water Pollution and Control