Water-Related News

Pesticides Found in Central Florida Lakes

Pesticide-related compounds and elevated levels of nitrate have been found in lakes in central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge region. The compounds found include currently used pesticides, according to the recently published U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report. The concentrations of some of these compounds were among the highest in surface-water samples when compared to a previous study of agricultural areas around the nation.

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