Project H20: An in-depth look at Minnesota waterways

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- On Thursday Nov. 1 during KARE 11 News at 10 p.m. we take an in-depth look at the threats that endanger our Minnesota waterways in "Project H2O".

During this special 10 p.m. newscast, KARE 11 Chief Meteorologist Belinda Jensen and several reporters tackle many of the issues affecting the waters cherished by so many Minnesotans.

Topics include endangered species, pollutants, and the devastating drought of recent years. They will also share success stories and offer ideas on how everyone can help preserve and protect this critical resource.

In order to provide complete coverage on this important topic, while still bringing viewers the latest news, weather and sport stories of the day, the newscast will contain only 4 commercial messages, sponsored exclusively by the University of Minnesota.

Project H2O includes:

An underwater dive with Belinda Jensen into one of Minnesota's biggest lakes as she shows us how a small problem quickly became a big threat and faster than anyone realized.

We hear the term "invasive species" all the time, but what is real threat?

View some of the top projects underway to protect our waterways, including several right here in the Twin Cities.

The phenomenal story of the return of the sturgeon in northern Minnesota; coming back from near extinction thanks to an innovative program.

Examples of how communities are taking action to reclaim and protect their local waterways, including live demonstrations and online resources.

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