Word of the Day: Eutrophication

Eutrophication is another word for nutrient pollution. It is when there is excessive nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in a lake or other body of freshwater often due to runoff of chemicals from the nearby land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and the death of animal life from depleted oxygen. It can be easily identified because of it’s often bright green carpet-like appearance over the surface of the water.