Lecture Series: Whitney King – Preserving Maine Lakes

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Date(s) - Fri, Jan 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

L.L.Bean Flagship Store
95 Main Street

United States

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Maine lakes serve essential ecosystem functions and are worth an estimated $2.5 billion in economic value, or 5% of the state gross domestic product. But this economic resource is in peril with more than 10% of Maine lakes currently listed as impaired by the US EPA and an additional 10% of lakes showing declines in water quality. In a sense, Maine residents and visitors are “loving their lakes to death” – developing shoreline lots and expanding waterfront lawns to be closer to the lake ecosystem, but gradually destroying that ecosystem through the addition of the chemical pollutant phosphorus. This work describes the biogeochemistry of phosphorus in Maine Lakes with a focus on community and engineered solutions preserve this valuable resource.

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