Imagine that you are in charge of water quality for a local branch of your state’s Department of Environmental Protection. It is an agricultural region with several large industrial farms and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). There have been several algal blooms in local lakes that have affected tourism and resulted in dead zones in the lakes. Your boss has asked you to write a report that describes the situation, analyzes three solutions, and uses one of those solutions in an overall management plan for the region.
Your report should address the following:
Describe the environmental conditions and chemical processes that are leading to the dead zones.
Include a two-paragraph summary of three different methods of controlling the agricultural runoff in the area. These methods should be from studies you find in the CSU library in a peer-reviewed journal. Each summary should consist of a description of the study, its methods, and its results.
Prepare a plan of action for the region that uses one of the proposed solutions you have analyzed, along with your reasoning for choosing the solution.
Your paper should be a minimum of three pages in length (not including title and references pages) and follow APA style.