Mississippi is blessed with abundant water resources. Whether it is for consumption or recreation, clean water is one of the building blocks upon which our society is constructed. Accordingly, protection of these resources is essential to ensure sustainability of Mississippi’s ecosystems and economies.
One of the biggest challenges for Mississippi’s surface waters, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico is the presence of excess nutrients in these waters. The Gulf of Mexico contains a hypoxic “dead zone” that is a result of nutrient-laden freshwater from the Mississippi River flowing into the Gulf.
Among the activities underway in Mississippi to reduce excessive nutrient loadings are the development and implementation of comprehensive nutrient reduction strategies. Development and implementation of these strategies include significant contributions of resources from various State and Federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in Mississippi.
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For additional information concerning nutrient reduction in Mississippi, please contact MDEQ Basin Management Branch, at (601) 961-5171.