Friday, February 22, 2013
Importance of Wetlands
Nutrients are essential to life in many different ways. For example, too much nitrate can become toxic to stream life, or too much phosphate can cause an excess growth of algae, thus depleting oxygen from streams and killing aquatic life (http://www.ornl.gov/info/
These are just a few examples of how nutrient balance is crucial to
stream ecosystem health. The study site is the Municipal Stadium
Wetland, located just east of Buck Creek. It is important as to capture
pollutants and impurities from Buck Creek, so constant analysis of the
Wetland's contents is crucial.