DNR seeks groundwater changes

In a new report to the Legislature, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spells out – in more explicit language than before – shortcomings in the way it permits and regulates groundwater pumping from high-capacity wells. “Our review of water use reports suggests that we are receiving some systematically inaccurate information,” the DNR told lawmakers … Read more DNR seeks groundwater changes

Hurricane’s legacy; Red River forum

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Planners worry Sandy’s lessons will be lost One month after Superstorm Sandy hit the … Read more Hurricane’s legacy; Red River forum

DNR sued over White Bear Lake drop

A new lawsuit accuses the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of failing to properly regulate groundwater pumping by a number of communities ringing White Bear Lake. The suit, filed in Ramsey County District Court by an organization representing White Bear residents and businesses, comes as the lake has reached an all-time record low level. A … Read more DNR sued over White Bear Lake drop

Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm Bill

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Senate restores conservation to crop insurance The U.S. Senate, on a bipartisan vote, approved … Read more Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm Bill

DNR report recommends 200 monitoring wells

The Twin Cities need about 200 new monitoring wells, at a cost of nearly $9 million over four years, for state agencies to keep track of how much water we have, how fast we are using it and how good or bad is its quality. That’s the recommendation of a new report to the Minnesota … Read more DNR report recommends 200 monitoring wells