Barriers Keeping Phosphorous Out of Maine Lakes

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Portland Press Herald: Officials say they’re encouraged by early results from an experimental program to use aquatic barriers to keep phosphorus out of Crystal and Long lakes in the town of Harrison, Maine.

The partnership between the University of Southern Maine, the Lakes Environmental Association in Bridgton and Scarborough-based Mackworth-Enviro installed curtain-like barriers around culvert drainage inlets.

The 600’ long aquatic filter barriers catch runoff water and prevent phosphorus from fertilizers from entering the lakes.

Read more about the barriers that are keeping phosphorus runoff out of Maine lakes.