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Layered Priority Scorecard

Do the worst first; and do what you can, when you can. But note that Minnesota has many water concerns and ranges of both. Grouped, just some of them are: - A dozen or so aquifers - Many watershed basins - Superior - Varied geology and percolation soils - Giant metropolitan population concentration - Point sites of high industrial contamination risk - Municipal point risks - Lakeshore ring zones - Lakes of depth and ...more »

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Skate to where the puck will be.

Climate change trends may be halted by human behavior changes, or not. Safe bets are on lake and water temps following the path on the graphs. Is it possible to chart that and compare it to life as it existed in previous ages that matched that mark in the past? It may be a fool's errand to try to restore our environment to a romantic place in the past, if in fact, the world has moved on already. We love that past, but ...more »

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Water Traffic Control

Air traffic control we can understand, as the need for management and timing of aircraft at terminals is quite obvious. However, natural disasters of weather can brew several states away, when the Mississippi basin covers half of our nation. Natural flood plains absorb much water outside of towns and levees, but an active backflow management to a watershed network of holding reservoirs has been just too much for a busy ...more »

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