Could the E85 in your tank leave you feeling a bit thirsty? According to this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune it might.
The issue was brought into focus last year in Granite Falls, where an ethanol plant in its first year of operations depleted the groundwater so much that it had to begin pumping water from the Minnesota River.
It takes between four and five gallons of water to produce a gallon of ethanol at a biofuel plant, and with 17 ethanol plants now operating in the state, six under construction and 10 more proposed or in the planning stages, the threat of more drains on underground water are rising.
With water woes becoming an ever increasing issue across the US. Anglers might wish to pray for rain.