Prof. Fermanich talks run-off and dead zones

Green Bay’s dead zones — areas with virtually no oxygen or aquatic life — are in a constant state of flux, and probably not improving. They swell, shrink and shift from one year to the next — their fortunes dictated by rain, snow, temperature, wind, water currents and, significantly, too much runoff carried in from the third-largest watershed in the Great Lakes basin. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (Natural and Applied Sciences) was interviewed for a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.