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Focus on Moses Lake Water Cleanup Plan

Publication number Date Published
03-10-048May 2003
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Author(s) Elaine Snouwaert
Description Moses Lake does not meet Washington’s surface water-quality standards for phosphorus levels. Excess phosphorus in the water can act like a fertilizer for algae and aquatic plants causing them to grow and reproduce at an abnormally fast rate. These plants become a problem when they interfere with the desired or accustomed uses of the lake.

The purpose of the state’s water cleanup planning process (called Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL) is to determine where phosphorus is coming from and to determine how to help the lake meet water quality standards.

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Keywords cleanup, water cleanup plan, plan, water, Total Maximum Daily Load, lake, algae
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 41 Lower Crab