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 is underway.
Map and location
The Lower Mississippi and Cedar River basin watersheds are located in the southeastern portion of Minnesota.
- Cedar River basin: Winnebago, Shell Rock, Cedar, and Upper Wapsipinicon.
- Lower Mississippi River basin: Upper Iowa, Mississippi River - Reno, Root, Zumbro, Cannon, Mississippi River - Lake Pepin, Mississippi River - Winona, Mississippi River - La Crescent.