Effects of Stormwater Pollution

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Erosion and Ecosystem Damage

Stream bank erosion causes stream beds to deepen over time, which destabilizes the stream system. This erosion adds sediment to the water, which is has devastating effects on stream ecosystems. Learn more…


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Fish Kills and Algal Blooms

Fish kills can be caused by algal blooms, harmful bacteria and viruses, or pesticides and herbicides in the water. Algal blooms are caused when excessive amounts of nutrients enter slow-moving bodies of water. Learn more…


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Quality of Life Impacts

Stormwater pollution hurts wildlife, reduces reservoir capacity, increases drinking water treatment costs, and makes boating and fishing less pleasant and safe. Learn more…


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Frog Deformities

Excess nutrients have been linked to developmental defects in amphibians. Learn more…