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    Challenges with Nitrogen Watershed Pollution

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    Golden Olives is a 7000 watershed. The problem is that Golden Olives discharges an excess of 1000 more pounds of Nitrogen into its River than it can handle with serious eutrophication which adversely affects fishing and swimming. The county businesses and the home owners point fingers at each other as being the responsible.

    Task: What will likely be your biggest challenges?

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    The biggest challenge is likely to obtain accurate information concerning nitrogen inputs. Since the way to measure the amount of nitrogen entering the watershed cannot be done directly in most cases, estimating this value is likely a difficult task. There are many assumptions that have to be made by these estimates. For instance, if we ...

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    The 221 word response addresses the challenges that are likely to occur when dealing with issues of eutrophication.