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Lake Quality

About Phosphorus

Please take a few moments to read this fact sheet about the mineral phosphorus that sometimes finds its way into the lake. It is important because it is a plant nutrient or fertilizer. Aquatic weeds and algae, like land plants, require minerals from the soil to grow. Just like land plants, aquatic plants respond to fertilizer by growing thicker, taller, bushier, and more widespread. Click here to read more about the impact of Phosphorus upon Greenwood Lake>>

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