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River Talks Series: Lake Superior Storm Stories: A Biogeochemist's View of the Plumes

November 14, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lake Superior Estuarium
3 Marina Drive
Superior, WI

Free and open to the public

Elizabeth Minor, University of Minnesota Duluth Large Lakes Observatory professor, will present: Lake Superior Storm Stories: A Biogeochemist’s View of the Plumes.

Storms can turn the Port of Duluth-Superior harbor and Lake Superior chocolate milk-colored as water, sediment and nutrients drain from the land into the water. Minor will describe what is known about the contents of storm plumes and how the plumes affect plants and animals. Her examples will include the Solstice Flood of 2012 and the Wisconsin storm of July 2016 -- two recent 500-year flood events.

The 2018-19 River Talks Series season is the sixth year of science cafe-style evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary. Hosted by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs, these informal public talks will be held monthly through May 2019 at the Reserve’s Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island in Superior.

Please plan to join us for River Talks scheduled for January 9, February 13, March 5, April 10 and May 8, 2019. The March 5 talk will be held in conjunction with the St. Louis River Summit.

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