OMAHA (DTN) -- A new federal report paints a picture of overall diminishing water quality in rivers and streams across the U.S.
Results from an Environmental Protection Agency study show that about 55% of river and stream miles examined in 2008 and 2009 are in poor condition for aquatic life.
Nationally, the study cited the most widespread stressors measured in waterways were phosphorus and nitrogen. Phosphorus levels are high in 40% of river and stream length. Nitrogen is found at high levels in 28% of river and stream length, according to the study.
EPA's Office of Water Acting Assistant Administrator ...