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Published January 05, 2011, 06:26 AM

Panel to get report on sustaining MN water quality

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota House environment committee gets a presentation Wednesday on a long-range plan to ensure the Land of 10,000 Lakes has clean, abundant water for generations to come.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota House environment committee

gets a presentation Wednesday on a long-range plan to ensure the

Land of 10,000 Lakes has clean, abundant water for generations to

come.

It's called the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework and it

was prepared for the Legislature by the University of Minnesota

Water Resources Center. The 150-page report presents what the

authors have identified as the 10 most pressing issues that must be

addressed to achieve sustainable water use. It proposes strategies

for what should be done, and makes recommendations for meeting the

challenges.

The report says the state tends to take its abundant and clean

water for granted. But it says Minnesota's growing population will

result in ever greater demands on its water supply, and its

quality, unless the state makes changes now to protect it.

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