For The Wonks: Phosphorus Sources By Lake Segment
While lake-wide phosphorus source information will help policy makers determine which issues need to be addressed most, the combination of phosphorus sources feeding into a given lake segment varies.
For example, notice the portion of phosphorus pollution in the Main Lake segment that comes from wastewater treatment facilities, then compare that to wastewater treatment contributions in Missisquoi Bay.
Segment-by-segment breakdown of phosphorus sources
Phosphorus "base loads" from the 2015 TMDL report are shown in metric tons per year. The volume is an average from the years 2001-2010.