Water Runoff Research Paper

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Runoff Quality of the water flowing from the a\land is critical to the reef’s health. The ones near the mainland are the most damaged because of human activities. The land use activities near the coast increases freshwater runoff and the build up of silt. As more land is eroded by human activities the runoff increases destroying the vegetation. Fertilisers, sewage and pollutants can have direct impact on the coral reefs. They grow algae a lot which ends up covering the ocean and sunlight cannot reach the coral reef for growth. Since the coral reefs are near rainforests, when trees are logged, the ground will break apart into the sea from hard rain which damages the coral reef. Oil Spills Many routes for transporting oil is in the coral
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