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Published January 29, 2012, 08:02 PM

Improving the health of fishery in Lake Winnepeg starts in the Valley

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Water experts are trying to improve the health of a fishery in Lake Winnipeg. The situation, starting in the valley.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Water experts are trying to improve the health of a fishery in Lake Winnipeg. The situation, starting in the valley.

That fishery has a dead zone that's growing. Nutrients like phosphorus are flowing in through the Red River, causing algae. Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba hope to solve the problem. Some ideas, monitor river health basin-wide, make natural buffers to filter runoff from farm fields, and fix failing septic systems.

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