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State Touts Water Improvements
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Apr 8, 2013 09:08 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- For the second year in a row, Oklahoma leads the nation in reducing nutrients in its waterways and getting approval from EPA to remove streams and rivers from the nation's impaired waterways list.

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts is highlighting the state's improvements in water quality, particularly reducing nonpoint source pollution numbers. According to an EPA report, Oklahoma led the country in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus loads through voluntary best management practices.

To put Oklahoma's nutrient reduction in perspective, the EPA report showed Oklahoma accounted for 61% of the nation's total reduction in nitrogen loads in ...

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