University of Wisconsin–Madison

Heavier Rains and Manure Mean More Algae Blooms

An algae bloom began to spread across Lake Mendota on June 6, 2018, prompting beach closures in affected areas.
An algae bloom began to spread across Lake Mendota on June 6, 2018, prompting beach closures in affected areas. Photo By: Carrie Eaton

A recent UW–Madison study shows that the increased frequency of high-intensity rain events is worsening phosphorus runoff from manure-covered agricultural fields more than scientists expected.

To learn more about a new effort aims to address this problem in Dane County, read the full article on the UW-Madison news page here.