- a process by which pollution from such sources as sewage effluent or leachate from
fertilized fields causes a lake, pond, or fen to become overrich in organic and mineral
nutrients, so that algae and cyanobacteria grow rapidly and deplete the oxygen supply
Example Sentences Including 'eutrophication'
Artificial fertilizers, if leached into streams and rivers, can cause problems of eutrophication.
Geography Basic Facts
In most freshwater, phosphate is the nutrient that limits algal growth and eutrophication.
New Scientist (1999)
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