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Minnesota River Basin

The Minnesota River flows southeast from its source at Big Stone Lake on the South Dakota border to Mankato then northeast to join the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling (about 335 total miles). It covers approximately 16,770 square miles, roughly 10 million acres. Thirteen major watersheds in Minnesota drain into the basin, which touches 37 counties.

Map of Minnesota River Basin


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Reports and publications

Watershed Network Newsletter

A periodic, informal e-newsletter for professional staff and others with watershed projects and districts, with a primary focus on the Minnesota River basin. Watershed Connections

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Contact information

For questions about the Minnesota River Basin, contact Basin Manager, Larry Gunderson, at 651-757-2400.

Last modified on September 18, 2013 09:59

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