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Sediment problems accelerating in the Minnesota River basin

Dr. Carrie Jennings from the Minnesota Geological Survey explains the natural process that deposits glacial sediment into the Minnesota River and how that sediment will end up in Lake Pepin. What is not natural is the rate at which it is happening.

Dr. Carrie Jennings from the Minnesota Geological Survey explains the natural process that deposits glacial sediment into the Minnesota River and how that sediment will end up in Lake Pepin. What is not natural is the rate at which it is happening. Jennings talks about a project under way to understand where this acceleration of sediment erosion is coming from.