Minnesota River Basin (image) University of Minnesota Caption Tall bluffs along tributaries of the Minnesota River are stark reminders of this landscape's active erosional history over the past 13,000 years. Today, accelerated bluff erosion may be one mechanism by which human-induced changes in flows are impacting water quality. Credit Patrick Belmont Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.