Farmers, researchers report nitrate reductions in Rice Creek
April 5, 2023 By Jennifer Tonko, Faribault Daily News
In a small watershed near Dundas in southeastern Minnesota, farmers, conservation professionals, researchers and Clean River Partners are working together to reduce nitrate in Rice Creek, the only self-sustaining brook trout stream in Rice County.
Across Minnesota, most stream pollutants like phosphorus and sediment are decreasing or staying the same. But nitrate pollution has been harder to affect and is stubbornly on the rise in rivers, lakes, and drinking water wells.
On Tuesday, March 21, people who are part of Farmers Protecting Bridgewater Streams’ met in Faribault to discuss the status of the five-year project to prevent nitrate from entering Rice Creek. | READ MORE
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