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Yahara pact aims to keep farm pollution out of lakes

Sarah Endres points out the different types of plants growing in a buffer area, including grass, alfalfa and clover at her family's farm in Waunakee on May 11. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

In a water cleanup effort more complex than any other in the nation, virtually every community in the 360-square-mile watershed around Madison has agreed to pool resources with farmers to eliminate nutrient-driven weed and algae growths that limit use of lakes and streams.

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