Intensive farming has widespread negative consequences on the marine ecosystem and water supply. Running off from barnyards and feed lots can carry manure into our water system. Excessive use of fertilizers also contaminates water bodies, rivers and lakes (Pollution).
All biotic ecosystems are affected in these operations because pollution from run offs of barn yards and feed lots of manure into the water system and the water intensively used on crops that we could have used as our fresh water for our homes. Indigenous communities don’t always have fresh running water to their homes so by taking that water away from them and using it on the fields that takes away their resources.
Agriculture liveliness such as nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and bacteria are impacting our surfaces of water. Fertilizer and pesticides can affect the actual water quality and is all because of the farmers choices.