Reducing nitrogen in Puget Sound where it matters

King County is committed to protecting water quality and reducing harm to fish and aquatic life in Puget Sound’s shallow bays caused by human sources of nitrogen. The Department of Natural Resources and Parks supports a science-based approach that capitalizes on innovation and technology and focuses public resources where they can make a real difference. Learn more about concerns of an overly-prescriptive statewide general permit under consideration, and King County’s proposed strategies that will help achieve immediate and long-term results. Learn more: https://kingcounty.gov/services/environment/water-and-land/puget-sound-marine/nitrogen.aspx

Graphic that shows that 91% of nitrogen comes from natural sources
The vast majority of nitrogen in Puget Sound – an estimated 91 percent – comes from natural sources, mostly from the Pacific Ocean, that cannot be controlled.

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