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Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China on June 19, 2009. China invested 51 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes in 2009, Xinhua News Agency reported. (REUTERS/Jianan Yu) (via 2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China on June 19, 2009. China invested 51 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) towards the construction of 2,712 projects for the treatment of eight rivers and lakes in 2009, Xinhua News Agency reported. (REUTERS/Jianan Yu) (via 2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) – The Big Picture – Boston.com)

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  1. This is a wild image, Sam. While wonderfully artistic, it seems as though it may actually be a disaster ecologically. As you know, algal build-up here is typically from phosphate fertilizer runoff from lawns. As the algae multiplies in response to the phosphates, the oxygen is depleted in the water resulting in fish kill. I wonder what is really happening here! Thanks for sharing!

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