Sep

25

Partnership and Years of Improvements Bring Lake Sturgeon Back to the Minnesota Basin

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 was a historic day for Big Stone Lake, near the Minnesota River headwaters. Blog post by Ariel Herrod, Water Program Coordinator.

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Aug

06

Groundwater 101: Why Should I Care?

This is the third part in a multipart series called Groundwater 101. Groundwater 101 provides the foundation for a good working understanding of groundwater—the source of drinking water for 75% of Minnesotans. Post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Jul

22

Groundwater 101: Where Does Groundwater Come From? Where Does It Go?

This is the second part in a multipart series called Groundwater 101. Groundwater 101 provides the foundation for a good working understanding of groundwater—the source of drinking water for 75% of Minnesotans. Blog post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Jul

09

Groundwater 101: What’s Geology Got to Do With It?

Groundwater is a big deal. That much is clear. When 75% of Minnesotans turn on the tap, groundwater comes out. About 30% of the world’s freshwater is groundwater. And plentiful, clean water is a key component of Minnesotan identity, even as lake levels drop, wells run dry, and seasonal floods cost the state millions of dollars. Post by Ariel Herrod, Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Apr

02

What is a Watershed, Anyway?

“Can I ask you a question? It’s probably really dumb, though. But, what exactly is a watershed?” That, my friend, professional acquaintance, or perfect stranger, is not a dumb question. Not in the least. Post by Ariel Herrod, CURE’s Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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