Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force

Hypoxia Task Force Reassessment 2013: Assessing Progress Made Since 2008

In response to Action Item 11 of the 2001 Hypoxia Task Force Action Plan, the Task Force has developed the 2013 reassessment to provide a snapshot of progress to date in implementing the other 10 action items in the 2008 Action Plan.

The report highlights progress made during the past five years in targeting funds where they are most needed, increasing agricultural conservation practices, developing state nutrient reduction strategies, and improving science and monitoring of water quality in the Mississippi River Basin. The report recommends that the Task Force work to accelerate implementation of nutrient reduction activities and identify ways to measure progress in reducing pollution at a variety of scales, from small streams to the mouth of the Mississippi River. 

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