It’s a smell that comes with warmer temperatures and increased algae in the water. It’s also something you can see: dead fish floating on all the lakes in Minnesota. The experts call it a “fish kill,” and it has many wondering is the water safe. Dawn Summers of Minneapolis Park and Recreation says that this is a common occurrence.
There’s one bright side to the dark clouds we’ve seen day after day — a better drought outlook. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said while some of the state is still in a severe drought, recent moisture has helped make big improvements.
A winter of heavy snowfall and freezing rain is giving way to warming temperatures, rapid melting and a potential for flooding.
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are cutting back significantly on the amount of soil and nutrients eroding from fields to the Great Lakes and neighboring waterways.
A plan two years in the making to protect the 72-mile portion of the Mississippi River that runs through the Twin Cities could be scrapped if a legislative proposal is green-lighted.