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Guardians of the Lake

Life in Minnesota depends on water. But zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species are having a devastating effect on the state’s lakes and the businesses and recreation that depend on them. A project on Lake Minnetonka is looking for solutions to controlling zebra mussel populations, and increase the health of the lake. It’s a collaboration between the one-of-a kind Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota and the US Geological Survey. If successful, the treatment could provide a blueprint for preserving this treasured resource.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/admin/guardians-lake
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/13/2019
Corey Smith, with beard, glasses, blue shirt and cap, at Glacial Lakes Wastewater Treatment Facility, Spicer, Minnesota

Clean water on tap

Minnesota towns and businesses benefit from UMN expertise
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/admin/clean-water-tap
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/06/2019
Two girls jumping into a lake

Beating the blue-green blues

Blue-green algae and the impact on North Shore tourism
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/admin/beating-blue-green-blues
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
09/13/2019
Michele Girard poses at the Humphrey School.

Tackling water sustainability in Haiti

Michele Girard emphasizes community decision-making in her winning Acara Challenge project.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/tackling-water-sustainability-haiti
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
06/06/2019
Flower surrounded by snow

UMN Experts: How snowmelt impacts local waterways

UMN experts Jacques Finlay and Diana Karwan speak about how snowmelt impact local lakes and rivers.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/umn-experts-how-snowmelt-impacts-local-waterways
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
04/11/2019
Maria Franco, with dark hair and eyes, sits holding plants.

Letting nature do its work

A student purifies lakes with floating islands.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/letting-nature-do-its-work
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/03/2019
A backlighted whitish spiny water flea with eggs clearly visible in doral sac.

Stopping the spiny water flea

UMD researchers look for best practices to halt the spread of this destructive species.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/stopping-spiny-water-flea-0
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
11/12/2018
A young girl and an adult engage in an interactive exhibit.

Exhibit celebrates Minnesota’s water

“We Are Water MN” invites visitors to reflect on the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota and add their own stories to the mix.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/exhibit-celebrates-minnesotas-water
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
11/12/2018
A carp, halfway out of the water, with a tailing splash.

Making common carp less common

Researchers hunt for measures to control the nonnative, destructive common carp.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/making-common-carp-less-common
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
11/02/2018