Category Archives: Phosphorus

Dane County 2015 Budget to Focus on Partnerships to Protect and Clean Up Yahara Lakes

Parisi’s upcoming 2015 budget will put more than $10 million into targeted measures and collaborations to clean up lake-polluting phosphorus September 30, 2015 Madison, WI–According to a press released yesterday by his office, “Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that his 2015 … Continue reading

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Study Finds Aluminum Sulfate (Alum) Applications to Control Eutrophication of Lakes May Have Unintended and Untargeted Effects on Ecological Processes

Aluminum sulfate (alum) has been applied to hundreds of eutrophic (nutrient rich) lakes and storm water detention ponds worldwide for over 40 years in a popular remediation practice to control harmful algal blooms by removing excess phosphorous.  The City of … Continue reading

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Madison Engineering Division Considering Additional Sites for Aluminum Sulfate Application

Watershed planners are recommending that either the Odana Golf Course Pond or the Secret Pond storm water pond in the UW-Madison Arboretum be considered as potential sites for the addition of alum to capture phosphorous in storm water runoff.  This … Continue reading

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An Alternate (Global) View of Phosphorus (P)

Limited Global Supply Spurs Research to Conserve and Reuse Vital Nutrient While Some Seek To Bury (P) In Pond Bottoms Others Strive to Salvage It. Without phosphorus there would be no life.  It is critical from the cell membrane level … Continue reading

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