P is declining in Huron River so trend arrow points upward

The City of Ann Arbor just released its 3rd report in a series on Environmental Indicators in the Ann Arbor Chronicle. Phosphorus is the topic du jour. Bottom line on “P” in the Huron River as it flows through Ann Arbor: an upward arrow reflects an improving trend, that phosphorus is declining.

As we blogged in December, the City has developed a series of environmental indicators that gauge the quality of our air, water, resource use, climate, natural ecosystems, and many others. HRWC contributed data and expertise to city staff on this installment given our leadership role in facilitating watershed partners to reduce phosphorus contributions to the Huron River.