Eutrophication

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Eutrophication?

The slow aging process during which a lake, estuary, or bay evolves into a bog or marsh and eventually disappears. During the later stages of eutrophication the water body is choked by abundant plant life due to higher levels of nutritive compounds such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Human activities can accelerate the process.

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Cultural Eutrophication   
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