2014 legislative roundup

Early this year, as the 2014 Legislature was coming into session, it didn’t seem that much new law on water was likely to be enacted or much new spending likely to be approved. That turned out to be wrong. In lots of different ways, lawmakers set new policy and appropriated new money for groundwater and … Read more 2014 legislative roundup

May 8 premiere set for video on White Bear Lake's decline

A documentary video on the big decline in White Bear Lake’s water level will get its first public airing at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8. The video – “Where is the Water in White Bear Lake” —  was directed and produced by Amy Okaya, a resident of White Bear Township. It was funded, in part, … Read more May 8 premiere set for video on White Bear Lake's decline

Don Rosenberry's reading list

Publications cited by Don Rosenberry during his June 6, 2013, lecture. He encouraged his audience to consult the reports on a variety of sources.   White Bear Lake USGS report                    Jones, P.M., Trost, J.J., Rosenberry, D.O., Jackson, P.R., Bode, J.A., and O’Grady, R.M., 2013, Groundwater and surface-water interactions near White Bear Lake, Minnesota, through 2011: … Read more Don Rosenberry's reading list

Groundwater forum set April 4

Attend a free, public forum on groundwater Thursday, April 4, at Centennial College in White Bear Lake. The event is the first in a series of informational sessions – titled “Our Water, Our Future: Resources in the Northeast Metro” – sponsored by the Metropolitan Council. The forum will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In … Read more Groundwater forum set April 4

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

White Bear Lake nears record low

White Bear Lake’s water level is hovering just above the lake’s record low point, exposing acres of sand once covered by shallow water. Read an Oct. 1 Star Tribune article about the problem, the municipal pumping that the U.S. Geological Survey thinks is a major cause, and some of the proposals for filling the lake … Read more White Bear Lake nears record low

White Bear Lake levels and a Freshwater app

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. Newsletter available electronically A new Freshwater Society newsletter is available. Check it out on … Read more White Bear Lake levels and a Freshwater app

Soybeans, a river on fire and zebra mussels

Each week, the Freshwater Society posts links to some of the best regional, national and international coverage of water and the environment. Follow the links to the publications where the articles originally appeared, and let us know your reaction to the research and policy issues they report. Soybean farmers object to river research What started as … Read more Soybeans, a river on fire and zebra mussels