accelerated eutrophication definition and it's consequences

Eutrophication is a natural process that typically occurs as lakes age and it takes thousands of years. The runoff of nitrate and phosphate into lakes and streams due to human activities like effluent from the industries and homes, fertilizes lakes, and it accelerate the rate of  eutrophication  and causes problems in the affected water bodies.This phenomenon is known as Accelerated Eutrophication.

  • Dissolved oxygen depletion.
  • Decreases in water transparency.
  • Increased incidences of fish kills.
  • Colour, smell, and water treatment problems.
  • Decrease biodiversity.
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