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$19M coming from the federal government to fight Lake Erie algae

The USDA’s first round of grants for soil and water con­ser­va­tion includes more money to help Lake Erie.

Approx­i­mately $19 mil­lion goes towards cut­ting down on agri­cul­ture runoff that con­tributes to the lake’s algae.

Offi­cials hope to reduce the phos­pho­rus com­ing from fer­til­izer and wash­ing into the rivers that flow into the lake.

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