THE EFFECT THAT FARM RUNOFF HAS ON OUR WATER SYSTEM. Michelle Ajumobi, Rebecca Williams Hope Johnson, Olivia Griffin. For years runoff has been an ignored issue in NC.
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Michelle Ajumobi, Rebecca WilliamsHope Johnson, Olivia Griffin
In order for an environment to be deemed healthy, the water quality must support a community of organisms. If water quality is not maintained, the ecosystems will gradually deteriorate.THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER QUALITY
Chemical: pH, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand, nutrients (including nitrogen and phosphorus), organic and inorganic compounds (including toxicants)
Physical: temperature, turbidity and clarity, color, salinity, suspended solids, dissolved solids
Aesthetic: odors, taints, color, floating matterHOW WATER QUALITY IS MEASURED
The lower a liquid's pH number, the higher its acidity; the higher the number, the more alkaline it is.PH LEVEL , WHATS THAT ?
Alkalinity refers to how well a water body can neutralize acids. Alkalinity measures the amount of alkaline compounds in water, such as carbonates (CO 3 2- ), bicarbonates (HCO 3 - ), and hydroxides (OH - ).
Which can kill off Submerged Aquatic Vegetation , which then in turns , kills off organisms that thrive on it.Can this affect anything other than human life?
They can poison fish and wildlife, and destroy the habitat that animals use for protective cover.THIS COMES FROM FARMS?
Non point source pollution comes from a diverse number of activities in our daily lives including fertilizing lawns and farm fields, and plowing our fields for crops( note these are just some of the activities)What Is Runoff??
It produces oxygen and absorbs nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus
It filters and traps sediment, which pollute the water
.SO WHY DO I CARE ABOUT THIS AGAIN ?
Promote environmental education.
Get your community groups involved.
Plant more land vegetation by the waters edge to help reduce the amount of runoff that goes into the water
Buy chemicals only in the amount you expect to use, and apply them only as directed. More is not better.YOU CAN HELP DECREASE RUN OFF…..
SOMEONE WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION!! MAYBE U SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL……
YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION!
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