Strickland renews talk of ‘freshwater institute’ on Mud Island

By Updated: March 28, 2019 6:30 PM CT | Published: March 28, 2019 6:30 PM CT

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has renewed talk of a “freshwater institute” on Mud Island to research the Memphis aquifer, which is the source of the city’s drinking water, and the Mississippi River.


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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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