This section covers challenges that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources faces in protecting and conserving Maryland's Rivers and Streams.
Although excess nutrients in small streams may produce an overabundance of algae and other plants, the most devastating effect is in tidal embayments and Chesapeake Bay. Here, in combination with other factors such as stagnant water and high temperatures, excess nutrients may contribute to large-scale algae blooms and fish kills.
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