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Poplar River at Lutsen Mountains

Poplar River at Lutsen Mountains

Poplar River Watershed

Poplar River Watershed

Construction on the Poplar River

Construction on the Poplar River

Temperance River Beach

Temperance River Beach

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

Lake Superior
This is the fifth and final segment in WTIP’s series focusing on clean and sustainable water along Lake Superior’s North Shore. This piece describes the concept of preservation vs. restoration as it pertains to clean water in the region. 
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Weather can impact clean water along the North Shore
This is the fourth segment in a five-part series focusing on clean and sustainable water along Lake Superior’s North Shore. This piece describes the weather might play in shaping the future of the Lake Superior North Watershed.
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Lake Superior
Everyone knows water runs downhill.

Around here we assume that what’s on the land eventually runs into Lake Superior – agricultural and residential pesticides, phosphorus from various sources, silt and more. But these are contaminants we can see. What is not available to...
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Lake Superior is a vast fresh water resource that has not yet experienced the same levels of development, urbanization and pollution as the other Great Lakes. However, along Minnesota's North Shore, the lake and its many tributaries still face challenges such as invasive species, changing forests and complex weather patterns. WTIP created this project to cover not just the issues facing the Lake Superior North Shore watershed, but to provide awareness for how the watershed can be preserved rather than restored.

Funding for this project comes in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Award NA15NOS4190126 provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.

The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the reporter and people interviewed for the Clean & Sustainable Series, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Department of Commerce or Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Music for the Clean & Sustainable Water Series comes courtesy of Phil Heywood.