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Yesterday there were folks suggesting we should divert water from the Mississippi River to help with the low levels in White Bear Lake. Guess that's not such a good idea.
ericgus- the Mississippi down where they are complaining about low levels is still flowing 80,000 cubic feet per second, during a drought. The long term avg. flow there is 300,000 cfs. 300,000 cfs could add a foot to WBL in 5 days. If we had been replenishing aquifiers all across the Mississippi drainage, the flow from those into the river during a drought would keep the boats afloat. Instead, we get floods in the spring and dry rivers in the fall because we flush all the water downstream w/o letting enough soak in. We screwed it up, and the only way to fix it is to change our practices to refill those aquifiers. Bill G.
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