The dirt on river sediment
MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota River continues to carry more and more sediment to Lake Pepin, but it's not because we're losing the battle to reduce erosion in farm fields.
Increasingly, the evidence is indicating that the proliferation of artificial drainage has greatly accelerated the rate of erosion from the banks of ravines, streams and the river itself.
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