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Mississippi River Water Quality and the Clean Water Act: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities
agricultural land in the upper Mississippi River basin is likely to increase. This state of affairs provides an even stronger rationale to implement with urgency the targeted application of USDA conservation programs, to improve and expand EPA-USDA coordination for nonpoint pollution control programs, and to devise and implement other initiatives to mitigate the adverse effects of nutrients and sediments on the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.