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In slow moving streams like those of Northern Wisconsin's wetlands, nutrients can often stop moving through the ecosystem thanks to "slack water" and biological cycling. While this means that wetland plants and animals don't receive the nutrients coming from upstream, it also slows the loading of nutrients like phosphorous (which can lead to the eutrophication) into lakes connected to these streams and wetlands.

In slow moving streams like those of Northern Wisconsin's wetlands, nutrients can often stop moving through the ecosystem thanks to "slack water" and biological cycling. While this means that wetland plants and animals don't receive the nutrients coming from upstream, it also slows the loading of nutrients like phosphorous (which can lead to the eutrophication) into lakes connected to these streams and wetlands.