Minnesota's Impaired Waters and TMDLs
Project: Lower Mississippi River Basin TMDL — Regional Fecal Coliform
This TMDL addresses 39 stream and river reaches in the Lower Mississippi and Cedar River basins that are impaired due to fecal Coliform levels that violate Minnesota water quality standards. The initial report, including 20 reaches, was approved by the EPA in November 2002. Additional reaches were added and a revised TMDL report was approved by the EPA on April 5, 2006. A wide range of efforts to reduce fecal Coliform bacteria in the rivers and streams of the basin are underway.
Map and location
The Lower Mississippi and Cedar River basins are located in the southeastern portion of Minnesota. Watersheds included in the Cedar River basin: Winnebago, Shell Rock, Cedar, and Upper Wapsipinicon. Watersheds included in the Lower Mississippi River basin: Upper Iowa, Mississippi River - Reno, Root, Zumbro, Cannon, Mississippi River - Lake Pepin, Mississippi River - Winona, Mississippi River - La Crescent.
- Map of the Lower Mississippi Regional Fecal TMDL (fact sheet)
TMDL report and implementation plan
TMDL Report approved by EPA April 5, 2006.
- Lower Mississippi River Basin TMDL: Regional Fecal Coliform - Final Report
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Appendix D
- Appendix E
- EPA Approval Letter
Meetings and events
See the TMDL Meetings, Events and News page for notices of general interest and event-related information on impaired waters/TMDLs.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
18 Wood Lake Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507-206-2621 (direct)
MN Toll Free: 1-800-657-3864