Central Region

Videos are now available which are designed to help educate the public and stakeholders on the impacts of hypoxia and HABs and introduce Runoff Risk Decision Support, a real-time forecast guidance focused on improving nutrient application decisions so that freshly applied nutrients are not promptly transported from fields and into streams and lakes. State-developed tools focus attention on nutrient application timing and eventually encourage voluntary behavioral change as farmers incorporate the information into their short-term planning.

The demand for Runoff Risk decision support guidance is expected to grow with increasing awareness of these tools in addition to more attention focused on nutrient pollution impacts. The Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force as well as the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement have called for substantial nutrient load reductions from upstream states due to the increasing severity of these ecosystem impacts.  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative support is allowing expansion of this work.  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio are expected to release Runoff Risk tools in 2017.

Videos on Runoff Risk are designed to help educate the public and stakeholders on the impacts of hypoxia and HABs, and one effort to help address the sources of nutrient pollution in the nation’s waterbodies.  These materials are available for immediate distribution and use.


Runoff Risk full length video (8:00)

Runoff Risk Trailer (1:09)

In addition, a 2 Page Summary on Runoff Risk is available.


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