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Michigan finalizes plan to tackle Lake Erie water quality

Michigan’s governor has approved a final adaptive management plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie.

Governor Gretchen Witmer says she’s confident the plan will help the state achieve its goal to reduce nutrients by 40 percent in Lake Erie.

The plan will evaluate the outcomes of deliberate, measured actions to reduce phosphorous and develop and implement research projects to address gaps in existing phosphorus reduction methods and technologies.  

Focus will be put on reducing loads from specific outlets and general run-off areas (point and non-point sources), wetland restoration, green stormwater infrastructure, and other land conservation practices in both the rural and urban areas.

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