Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mixing It Up

The Pierceland Herald and others are reporting that Canada is steaming over a U.S. plan to divert even more water into North Dakota. At issue is the fact that the Garrison Diversion project will connect two basins that have not shared water for over 10,000 years, raising concerns that the project will lead to the introduction of non-native species to Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay. As reported at the ISW back in November, Canada already lost an earlier battle to prevent the diversion of water from North Dakota's Devil's Lake into the U.S./Canadian River system. North Dakota is seeking these additional water supplies to avert severe drought conditions that are expected to develop within the next fifty years.

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