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Freshwater in Indiana - Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force 11/10/11

Slides from the presentation given by Allen Pursell from The Nature Conservancy during the Nov 10, 2011 meeting of the Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force.

More info: http://www.indianawildlife.org/snrtf.htm

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Freshwater in Indiana - Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force 11/10/11

  1. 1. Freshwater in Indiana Allen Pursell The Nature Conservancy
  2. 2. ● Flows freely for over 411 miles● Drains over 33,000 square miles● From 73 of Indiana’s 92 counties● 151 species of fish● 75 mussel species
  3. 3. 5 of the richest 40 river segments in the US are associated with the Wabash
  4. 4. Fawnsfoot Slippershell Pistolgrip Pink heelsplitter Purple wartyback ElephantearThreehorn wartyback Monkeyface Ring pink
  5. 5. Percentage increases in the amount falling in very heavy precipitationevents (defined as the heaviest 1% of all daily events) from 1958–2007. 31% Percentage change in very heavy precipitation 0 10 20 30 40 60
  6. 6. 9m3m 3m
  7. 7. Total Nitrogen Total Phosphorus Cumulative Yield Cumulative Yield State Total % % (kg/km2/yr) State Total % % (kg/km2/yr) Illinois 16.8 16.8 1734.9 Illinois 12.9 12.9 117.4 Iowa 11.3 28.1 1167.2 Missouri 12.1 25.0 89.4 Indiana 10.1 38.2 1806.6 Iowa 9.8 34.8 89.2 Missouri 9.6 47.8 800.5 Arkansas 9.6 44.4 94.6Arkansas 6.9 54.7 750.1 Kentucky 9.0 53.4 113.4Kentucky 6.1 60.8 879.5 Indiana 8.4 61.8 132.3Tennessee 5.5 66.3 757.7 Tennessee 5.3 67.1 61.9
  8. 8. Global Reserves of Rock Phosphate by Country in billions of tons Algeria 2009 China Even older estimates 2011 put Morocco in the lead Jordan Morocco Russia South Africa Previously overlooked geological reports from Syria the 1980’s bumped up estimates.United States other 0 10 20 30 40 50
  9. 9. Indiana is losing reservoir capacity. This will potentiallyresult in more frequent flooding and also water shortages,especially since current w

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