Interesting article on Lewis & Clark Water

I have often argued that Lewis & Clark sustains itself for Lewis & Clark;

When I looked at data from two longstanding state monitoring wells located near the water system, it suggested that from 2009 through 2018 there was a decline in the observation well water levels. Neither the state Geologic Survey, the DENR or the operator have provided any public reports on these water levels since 2015. This should be done.

Was Sioux Falls almost $100 million investment worth it?



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#1 Taco Bar on 12.23.18 at 8:46 pm

According to this article, Sioux Fallsians are consuming waste water from Bismarck and Pierre via the L & C pipeline and its aquifer, which is replenished by the Missouri River – a river the two ‘Capital Cities’ pollute. But then again, why are we surprised? It is just an other example of having to put up with state government and what they pass on to us or expect us to take….. And the lack of requirement of annual checks on the level of the aquifer speaks to how L & C is becoming its own beast; and with such a creature, one can only imagine the waste to come, or the drought which could bessech us to accept dribbles of any quantity and quality.

#2 kurtz on 12.24.18 at 6:14 am

It’s too bad you don’t read more of the opinions of the system, Scott especially <a href="https://southdakotaprogressive.blogspot.com/2018/04/water-is-pork-lewis-and-clark-water.htmlone that predates Ganje's read". We all know South Dakota is a perpetual welfare state and permanent disaster area.

Like most of East River South Dakota southwestern Minnesota is a Republican stronghold where dairies, swine units and other concentrated animal feeding operations have devastated water supplies by contaminating wells with nitrates. Lewis and Clark isn’t self-reliance; it’s moral hazard. Instead of empowering communities to harvest snow melt and rain water rural communities continue to be dependent on politicians who exploit need.

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