Q&A: Preventing a Minnesota Water Crisis
We usually take for granted that the Land of 10,000 Lakes will have plenty of clean water available for drinking, boating, and fishing. In some pockets of the state, however, clean, abundant water has become scarce. One of the metro area’s largest lakes is drying up, aquatic life statewide suffers from agricultural runoff, and southwest Minnesota doesn’t have enough water to meet certain demands.
Several bills in legislature right now will determine whether or not we make progress in addressing these water concerns.
What more should all Minnesotans do to prevent a water sustainability crisis?
How can we engage more than just advocates and researchers to bring mainstream attention to declining water resources?
This is an all-day conversation. Trevor Russell, from the Friends of the Mississippi, joined us this morning for a Q&A on the latest from the capitol about protecting Minnesota’s water resources.
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