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Flow of a River - Hydrology
Costly consequences

In the prairie grassland region of western Minnesota, an extensive mosaic of wetlands termed "potholes" dotted the landscape and provided prime waterfowl and shorebird habitat. More than 90 percent of the wetlands that existed before European settlement have been lost to agricultural drainage.

As our knowledge of rivers would predict, the hydrology of the region has been drastically altered by eliminating the storage capacity of wetlands and moving more water faster off the land. These flow disruptions have resulted in major water management challenges.


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