Too many nutrients in the water can cause eutrophication. The KLC manages algae blooms through its copper sulfate program, but it is not a stand-alone remedy. Property owners, farmers, and municipalities can help by promoting and observing some simple practices: lowering phosphate usage, using non-phosphorus fertilizers, not raking leaves into the lake, not burning leaves in the lake bed and by building riparian buffers and rain gardens.

What happens when fertilisers get washed into lakes and rivers? A process called eutrophication. Learn all about it in this video. This is part of our scienc…

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