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Your comparison to the Grist article is a perfect match. To what do you attribute the prevalance and location of the duck weed?
Duckweed typically grows in places where the water is not flowing rapidly, such as in the eddy seen in the photos, that was created in Bear Creek by the accumulation of various pieces of floating wood.The website www.environmentalleverage.com states: " Duckweed blooms typically occur in shallow waters rich in nutrients, especially phosphorus and/or nitrogen. Many studies have indicated that duckweed growth is a function of nutrient levels and not pH and/or temperature. "
Interesting. Do you have any idea what the source of phosphates/nitrogen is in this part of the creek?
I received the following message from the good folks at Grist.org, in response to the Bear Creek pollution story I posted on Bob Yoder's Redmond Blog. - John Dear John,Thank you for including our slideshow on your blog! We appreciate your activism, and wish you the best in future endeavors to clean up Redmond. Good luck, and we hope you keep reading Grist.Best wishes,Grist Editorial
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