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Precipitation contributed to nitrate decrease in groundwater in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, certain grassland farms are permitted to use more manure from grazing animals on their land than the amount specified in the Nitrates Directive. A new report shows nitrate concentrations in groundwater have been decreasing for all soil types in these areas since 2021. This has been attributed to a number of factors, including due to increased precipitation following the dry spell between 2018 and 2020.

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