Dane County and Madison to reduce phosphorus in Yahara Watershed

Good news for our lakes! Dane County announces partnership to reduce phosphorus in lakes.

Called the Yahara Watershed Improvement Network, the pilot project — which also involves Dane County, Madison and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District — was organized to help meet new federal and state rules that require communities to control the amount of phosphorus going into waterways. A component of fertilizers, phosphorus in excessive amounts spurs weed and algae growth.

Read more at Wisconsin State Journal online.