Phosphorus Holding in Wetlands

Scientists at the University of Vermont are studying wetlands to find out how much phosphorus they hold in their soils after floods. They are looking specifically at riparian wetlandsthose along river banks–in the watersheds of Otter Creek, Lewis Creek, and Malletts Creek in Vermont. The aim of the study, which is expected to be finished in early 2021, is to help prioritize wetlands for protection and restoration.

Watch this Clean Water Commitment video to learn how protecting wetlands is helping to reduce phosphorus pollution.

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