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Download: EPA-funded Baylor study finds phophorus linked to declines in stream water quality

Sept. 1, 2009

An EPA-funded study led by Dr. Ryan S. King of Baylor University found that concentrations of phosphorus above 20 parts per billion (ppb) are linked to declines in water quality and aquatic plant and animal life in Texas streams. The study is the first to utilize the new Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) stream facility, which helped demonstrate that phosphorus was indeed causing many of the changes observed in wadeable streams in central Texas.

The full report is available here: Final Report: Linking observational and experimental approaches for the development of regional nutrient criteria for wadeable streams