Areas all over the county are scrambling to reset the public’s mindset on water needs. Many cities have depleted their aquifers and ran their wells dry. In a article by Judy Keen she writes that according to Ali Elhassan, water supply planning manager for the Metropolitan Council “water levels in lakes, including Turtle Lake in Shoreview, have diminished, he says, and in 2007 three of Chanhassen’s 11 municipal wells went dry. “White Bear Lake is a symptom of the bigger problem,”
Solving the problem is necessary both to ensure a stable supply of water and to guarantee that the area remains a desirable destination for economic development.
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