Feds Help Restore Lake Winnipeg

Feds Help Restore Lake

WINNIPEG - The federal government is helping to restore the health of the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

Ottawa has announced funding of $1.6 million to support projects aimed at reducing nutrient loads in the lake basin.

Canada's sixth largest lake has been in decline over the years as levels of phosphorus and nitrogen climb.

Those nutrients agriculture and municipal wastewater cause algae blooms that reduce oxygen levels in the water and can have a devastating impact on animals.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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