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Access to the Mississippi River and a life jacket. If you have a boat, canoe, or kayak it would be best -- if not, we will try to help connect you with citizens in the area who have volunteered to take samplers out on the water.
Sampling bottles and protocols will be provided to you by your regional coordinator.
Mississippi River Nutrient Survey
|Help discover where inorganic nutrient sources are in MS River.|
|With the help of a trainer, identify troubled areas of the river|
This proposed nutrient survey of the Mississippi River watershed seeks to glean a better understanding of the distribution of inorganic nutrient sources into the Mississippi River.
By conducting this study, we seek to identify 'hot spots' within which to target follow-up research and engineering efforts aimed at decreasing the load of nutrients introduced into this river - and in so doing, successfully mitigate their consequent effect upon the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.