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Why Muck is a Bad Thing and What to do About it
What is Muck?

It’s the black mayonnaise that covers the bottom of lakes and waterways. It smothers seagrass, clams and other bottom dwellers. Lying there, it produces a flux accounting for nearly 25 percent of the nitrogen and phosphorous feeding algae blooms each year. 

How did it get there?

Muck is the accumulated goo from development. It's made up of whatever has been dumped or washed into the watershed — utility wastewater (now prohibited) and septic system leakage; silt and clay from construction and sod; organic matter, grass clippings and leaves; the accumulated dirt and deposits on streets, roofs and driveways

 
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