Echevarría, Caridad del M,. 2017. Sources of Nutrient Pollution at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm, Madison County, Kentucky. Report, McNair Scholar Research Opportunity Program, Eastern Kentucky University.
Sources of Nutrient Pollution at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm, Madison County, Kentucky
Animal manure and fertilizer release phosphorous (P)-containing compounds to natural waters, which degrade water quality and foster eutrophication. Eastern Kentucky University's Meadowbrook Farm actively raises both crop and livestock; these sources contribute phosphorous to the Muddy Creek watershed. The focus of this project was: 1) to develop and refine a lab procedure to efficiently and actively measure total phosphorous; 2) to measure the amount of total phosphorous in water samples taken from farm waters and Muddy Creek watershed.