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Kyle Kulow, watershed land specialist with the St. Croix County Land and Water Conservation Department, faces the big challenge of having to reduce phosphorus levels in the Willow River. He's pictured on the dock near the New Richmond dam.

Willow River awaits water quality upgrade plan

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The Willow River has too much phosphorus flowing into it and steps are being taken to address the issue.

Phosphorus is a huge problem in rivers and lakes as too much of it promotes vegetation growth and harms overall water quality. It can also have a big impact on fish and the aesthetics of a body of water.


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