Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Freshwater Society Speaker Event: Sediment, science, and stakeholders: clearing the muddy waters of the Minnesota River

Freshwater Society Moos Family Speaker Series on Water Resources presents:

Sediment, science, and stakeholders:  clearing the muddy waters of the Minnesota River
The Minnesota River cuts a wide valley through southern Minnesota before merging with the Mississippi River. It crosses fertile lands and transports high volumes of sediment. The geologic history of the Minnesota River makes it a large source of sediment, but land use choices and climate changes have greatly increased the amount of sediment. What can be done about the negative effects on water quality and loss of private crop land?

Join us for a fascinating and timely lecture by Dr. Peter Wilcock, Head of the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University. Dr. Wilcock has been leading a study of the river and will discuss how technology is used to identify and evaluate our options so Minnesota can clear up the muddy waters of the Minnesota River.
Choose your date: 
January 20, 7 pm, the U of MN - St Paul Student Center
January 21, 3 pm, City Center Hotel, Mankato 
Register here

Sponsored by: Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts