WolfeNotes.com: EPA Releases “First Ever” National Lake Study – NJ Lakes Far Worse Off
This is what eutrophication looks like.
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Ten years ago, an EPA Inspector General Audit Report found major deficiencies in DEP Lakes Management Programs, as well as failed EPA oversight of NJDEP’s compliance with Clean Water Act requirements. An entire Chapter of that EPA IG Report was titled “Lakes Need More Attention“. The EPA IG Audit made scathingly negative criticisms of DEP and found: “New Jersey has inadequate monitoring and assessment of lake conditions in the State. More than two-thirds of the public lakes have not been tested and more than 97 percent of those tested were found to be eutrophic.