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- Winnipeg, Manitoba
Research Centre: Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
One of Canadas most vulnerable waterways is the Red-Assiniboine Basin where storms and spring flooding send a great number of agricultural pollutants into Lake Winnipeg, the areas largest fresh-water resource. The resulting nutrient runoff acts like fertilizer, feeding microscopic algae which multiply rapidly and which create an algal bloom that depletes the oxygen in the water, increases water toxicity and puts fish, wildlife and people at risk of consuming these toxins.