Tomorrow’s the big day! Plus, prairie potholes

The first weekly news comes out tomorrow!  Please keep sending on any nice social media posts or stories.

And while you’re here, let’s talk about prairie potholes.  Did you know North Dakota is a part of the Prairie Pothole Region, which is an area of the Great Plains defined by shallow wetlands left behind by glaciers?  These depressions fill with water, and then animals, in the spring – in fact, prairie potholes support more than 50% of the nation’s migratory waterfowl.

And, according to American Rivers,

Prairie potholes aren’t just important for ducks. Prairie potholes recharge groundwater supplies, slowly allowing water to infiltrate into the earth over time. They also help to slow and store floodwaters, reducing the impacts of downstream flooding. In fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that each acre of these small wetlands reduces flood damage to roads by $6.11 every year and provides $29.23 worth of flood protection to agricultural lands.

Want to learn more?  Click here.

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