Here in Mexifornia formerly California we have been told not to drink the water because there's not enough water to go around.
UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Children) are of course exempt from the restrictions.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken
Stone Lab Research Finds Mayflies to be Possible Source of Phosphorus Loading
According to Kane's and Chaffin's research, mayfly nymphs, the immature stage of adult mayflies, can increase the amount of phosphorus in the water column to 26 times the average amount. The nymphs burrow into the sediment at the bottom of Lake Erie, causing the release of phosphorus, which stimulates algae growth and is an important factor in determining water quality.
Kane and Chaffin collected mayfly nymphs and sediment samples from the Lake's western basin.After taking temperature, dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and phosphorus concentrations measurements, they found that the containers holding mayfly nymphs had total phosphorus concentrations two to three times greater than containers without nymphs.
Although this research found that mayfly nymphs are increasing phosphorus concentrations in Lake Erie, additional research is needed to discover the role mayflies may play in algal blooms and the dead zone.
A couple of years ago I attended a public meeting to stop the dredging if a local river. The farmers in the area wanted the river straightened out to move water out as fast as possible. This would not fly in Michigan.
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