Mississippi River Flooding May Cause Large Dead Zone

Major flooding on the Mississippi River likely to cause large Gulf of Mexico dead zone.


The actual size of the 2011 hypoxic zone will be released following a NOAA-supported monitoring survey led by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium between July 25 and August 6.  Collecting these data is an annual requirement of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force Action Plan.


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