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The Phosphorous Mitigation Project

Updated: Apr 21

Work on the Moses Lake Phosphorus Mitigation Project began the first week of April. The storage tanks for Eutrosorb WC, a liquid phosphorus binding material, can be seen in the photo below. The material will be pumped through a newly constructed drip line attached to The Drumheller Dam on Rocky Ford Creek. Eutrosorb WC will permanently bind soluble phosphorus before it enters Moses Lake. This is part of a large effort throughout the summer to reduce phosphorus levels and blue-green algae blooms in the lake.


The storage tanks for Eutrosorb WC, a liquid phosphorus binding material. Photo credit: Ryan Van Goethem


The community can expect to see an immediate benefit to water quality in the northern part of Moses Lake that should last multiple years. The work is being done by many partners who form the Moses Lake Watershed Council. Funding for the project was secured through the efforts of Rep. Dan Newhouse, who included CBCD's Community Project Funding Request in H.R. 8239 FY 2023.


For more information contact Ronnie Sawyer, CBCD’s Moses Lake Water Quality Program Manager at ronnie-sawyer@columbiabasincd.org


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