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Minnesota takes pride in its ample water resources, but a string of drier-than-normal summers has put water quantity on the agenda for many in the state's conservation community. The area's water resources are enjoyed by the crew of his pontoon boat recently photographed while plying the waters of Lake Andrew in Kandiyohi County. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Water quantity issues rising on the conservation agenda


REDWOOD FALLS -- Water quality has long been the focus for conservation efforts in Minnesota, but a string of drier-than-normal summers is pushing water quantity issues to the forefront as well.

The Minnesota River Board took them on in Redwood Falls on July 27, when speakers addressed water quantity issues ranging from population growth in the metropolitan area to what's being done in the desert Southwest, where water conservation practices are mandatory.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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