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North Dakota's
Nutrient Reduction Strategy

What Is Nutrient Pollution?

Nutrient pollution is caused by the overabundance of phosphorus and nitrogen in the aquatic environment. Excessive nitrogen and phosphorus in water can cause health problems in people, fish and animals, and damage our lakes, rivers, reservoirs, streams and wetlands. Excessive phosphorus and nitrogen may also result in increased costs to treat water for human consumption from surface water supplies.


Additional Links

Click here for link to ND Nutrient Reduction Strategy Webpage administered by TetraTech



April 2014 Nutrient Criteria Development Workgroup Summary

April 2014 Watershed Prioritization and Load Reduction Targets Workgroup Summary

December 2013 Stakeholder Meeting Summary

December 2013 Stakeholder Meeting Presentations

April 2013 Planning Team Meeting Summary

April 2013 Planning Team Meeting PowerPoint Presentations in PDF

February 2013 North Dakota Nutrient Reduction Strategy Planning Team Webinar (video)

November 2012 Planning Team Meeting Summary

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Fact Sheet 

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Draft Outline

Nutrient Criteria Development Plan 

Nutrient Criteria Development for Lentic Systems (Lakes & Reservoirs)
Upper Red River Basin Pilot Project

Development of Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs
 for North Dakota and Plain States in Region 8

EPA Nutrient Pollution Video

Soil Health Week Videos