Carver County Water Management

By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management By one estimate, 20 million tons of plastic debris reaches our oceans, lakes, and rivers each year. The problem with plastic waste stems from the fact is it does not biodegrade. Birds, mammals, and fish ingest it, mistaking it for food, even feeding it to their young. Since [...]

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By one estimate, 20 million tons of plastic debris reaches our oceans, lakes, and rivers each year. The problem with plastic waste stems from the fact is it does not biodegrade. Birds, mammals, and fish ingest it, mistaking it for food, even feeding it to their young. Since it isn’t edible, it causes choking and [...]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Salt application to winter roads began in earnest in 1938. With increased traffic and need for safe roads, salt use on winter roads has resulted in many metro area waters becoming more and more salty. All that salt washes  into lakes, rivers and wetlands via stormdrains, which carry [...]

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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management Water is essential for all life and is at the center of our health, our economies, our communities, and our everyday activities, but we probably don’t think much of it. Every time we turn on our faucet we have the luxury of clean water, but do we fully [...]

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By Madeline Seveland Do you live in a watershed? This is a bit of a trick question, phrased almost as if there was a choice in the matter. The answer for everyone is YES because everyone lives in a watershed. A watershed, by its most basic definition is “an area of land that drains to [...]

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You don’t have to look too far in your home for a product that impacts water. While we impact our local water resources directly with how much water we use and what we put on our yards and down our drains, we also impact water resources nationally and globally through products we purchase and use. [...]

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