kristen s. wilkins

Experiments Taken For Granted

"Toxic Waters" is a collection of U.S. waterways impacted by human activity. 

Mississippi River, New Orleans: Fertilizer accumulation here has created a 6000 square mile dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico; from the "Toxic Waters"

Florida Gulf Coast: The normally-seasonal red tide has lasted a record 15 months, fed by fertilizer run-off redirected from an inland lake, costing millions in the fishing and tourism Industry; from the "Toxic Waters" series

Ohio River, Indiana: The source of my drinking water; Most polluted body of water in the United States; from the "Toxic Waters" series

Dead Horse Bay, New York: Eroded landfill; from the "Toxic Waters" series

Eagle Slough Wetlands, Indiana: Bird Sanctuary that Seasonally Fills With Garbage When the River Floods, from the "Toxic Waters" series

Lake Michigan: Alewives, a salt water fish introduced to Lake Michigan, have contributed to the decline of native species, yet are poorly adapted in fresh water to increasing temperature fluctuations, from the "Toxic Waters" series

Wabash River, translates as 
"Clear White Waters"

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