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February 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm #1644
I think the effects of climate change will mean a strain on Minnesota’s water resources. We will need to adapt our water use habits in order to deal with this strain. We will need to find ways to capture and store water to use during dry periods and droughts. We will need to support organic farming methods or teach farmers how to make more effective use of their water. We will need to look at how to get water back into the ground cleanly. Less snow and earlier snow melt (as mentioned in the video) will mean drier springs, which will put more pressure on agriculture and increase irrigation withdrawals. These problems can not be ignored.