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New research aims to measure impact of conservation actions on water quality

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to measure the impact of farmers' conservation practices on water quality.
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USGS provides grants for university water studies

Four universities across the United States have been awarded nearly $1 million to conduct research on water management and water quality.
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Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to toxic algae blooms, study suggests

Attention has been focused on water quality in Lake Erie since early August, when algal toxins from the lake got into the water supply for Toledo, Ohio.
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Grant funds research into water quality in Great Lakes

A federal grant has been awarded to researchers at the University of Michigan to develop tools for predicting water quality and forecasting harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
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Study shows filtration benefits of mussels

The presence of mussels can significantly improve water quality through filtration, a new study shows.
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Underwater grass regrowth improves water quality in Chesapeake Bay

Underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River have made a major comeback in the last decade thanks to reductions in nutrient pollution, stimulating further improvements in the quality of the water.
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USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $45 million to protect soil and water quality from farm runoff entering Lake Champlain in Vermont over the next five years.
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission secures $9.2 million EPA grant

The proceeds will be used for projects, such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities and upgrading collection systems.
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USDA funds efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to support a range of projects.
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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

Grants of $25,000 have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to community groups in New York and New Jersey to help monitor water pollution over the summer.
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