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Watershed Hydrology

Nonpoint source pollution (NPS) resulting from agricultural sources is one of the major causes of impaired natural resources in the U.S., adversely affecting other ecosystem services. Seventy-five percent of nutrient delivery to the Gulf of Mexico comes from only nine Midwestern States, including Illinois, contributing to hypoxic zones in the Gulf of Mexico. The program provides solutions and management tools used to ameliorate the negative impacts of agriculture, contributing to improved ecosystem services such as regulation of nutrient cycling, soil and water retention, and pest control while maintaining provisioning services.

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