Spatial data

The MPCA offers spatial data that can be used with geographic information system (GIS) software to make maps or perform other geography-based functions. Regulatory, cleanup, and monitoring programs author and maintain spatial data used to protect and improve the environment and human health.

Questions about these data sets? Contact MPCA's Data Desk at 651-296-6300 or 1-800-657-3864 toll free.

MPCA surface water monitoring station locations and related data.

Dataset contains point representations of the locations of animal feedlot facilities in Minnesota. The data includes contact information, registration/permit information, animal counts, animal units, and information about nearby water bodies.

This data set includes site names and addresses for all of the points on our map, along with links to the site pages where you can find detailed information. If you just want a spreadsheet of these data, choose the Comma-Separated Values File. There is also a shapefile download, which includes files that work together to display information on a map. You need Geographic Information System (GIS) software in order to use the shapefile to make maps or perform other geographic-based functions.

A polygon feature class used to map the spatial extent of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) projects and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) areas in Minnesota. MPCA water resource staff identified Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) project boundaries as a central data element for the agency. A team of staff from the MPCA Watershed Division and the MPCA Information Systems Office worked together to collect and store this data in a central repository and distribute it to MPCA partners as needed. The team designed a geospatial database, developed a user guide, and developed communication and distribution strategies for the database. The resulting geospatial database is maintained by the MPCA Watershed Division and polygons are included in the database for all EPA-approved TMDL/WRAPS projects.

Map shapefiles which represent the Minnesota 2012 assessments (per Section 305(b) Clean Water Act), including lakes, streams, and wetlands. These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of the 305(b) assessments. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped file contains shapefiles for use support (aquatic recreation, aquatic life, and aquatic consumption). The projection for the shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. The shapefile was created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset.

Map shapefiles which represent the current Inventory of Impaired Waters (per Section 303(d) Clean Water Act), including lakes, streams, and wetlands. These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of impaired waters. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped files contain a separate shapefile for lakes, streams and wetlands, including metadata. The projection for these shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. These shapefiles were created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

This layer identifies areas in Minnesota that have high potential for precipitation runoff and soil erosion. The layer is based on the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) data layer developed by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the University of Minnesota. More information about the EBI is available from the BWSR web site. MPCA watershed division staff created the ebi300t5 data layer by selecting the five percent of the area of each major watershed (HUC8) in Minnesota with the highest EBI scores. Reclassed land cover data from the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD) was then input as the grid cell value for the highlighted areas.

This is a set of the impaired waterbodies as determined by MPCA's surface water quality assessment process for the 2018 reporting cycle to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Waterbodies declared impaired prior to 2018 are also included in this dataset unless they have been delisted. EPA approved the data without requesting any changes in January 2019.

Dataset represents the locations, classifications, and physical characteristics of NPDES and SDS wastewater facilities regulated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The locations represent the treatment building and this data set does not contain locations of influent, effluent, ambient, or land application monitoring locations. Tribal permits are administered at the federal level and not represented here.

Project to create a statewide inventory of streams that have been "hydrologically altered" (channelized, ditched or impounded). The dataset was created to support MPCA's water quality monitoring and assessment program and provides information about stream habitats that have been compromised through such alteration. A joint effort of MPCA and the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo).

Historical sets of data that have been replaced by current sets.

Archive: Map shapefile of Minnesota 2006 Stream Assessments

Archive: Wetlands shapefile which represents the 2010 Inventory of Impaired Waters (per Section 303(d) Clean Water Act). These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of impaired waters. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped files contain a separate shapefile for lakes, streams and wetlands, including metadata. The projection for these shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. These shapefiles were created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Files for Minnesota 2006 Lake Assessments

Archive: Streams shapefile which represents the 2010 Inventory of Impaired Waters (per Section 303(d) Clean Water Act). These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of impaired waters. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped files contain a separate shapefile for lakes, streams and wetlands, including metadata. The projection for these shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. These shapefiles were created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Archive: Shapefile which represents the 2010 Inventory of Impaired Waters (per Section 303(d) Clean Water Act). These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of impaired waters. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped files contain a separate shapefile for lakes, streams and wetlands, including metadata. The projection for these shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. These shapefiles were created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Archive: Map Shapefile of Minnesota 2004 Lake Assessments

Archive: Map shapefiles which represents the Minnesota 2010 assessments (per Section 305(b) Clean Water Act), including lakes, streams, and wetlands. These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of the 305(b) assessments. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped file contains shapefiles for use support (aquatic recreation, aquatic life, and aquatic consumption). The projection for the shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. The shapefile was created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset.

Archive: Map shapefiles which represent the 2010 Inventory of Impaired Waters (per Section 303(d) Clean Water Act), including lakes, streams, and wetlands. These files were created for those interested in preparing computerized maps of impaired waters. To use these files you will need Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software. The zipped files contain a separate shapefile for lakes, streams and wetlands, including metadata. The projection for these shapefiles is UTM extended zone 15, NAD83. These shapefiles were created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency using the 1:24,000 scale National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Lakes assessed by MPCA in 2009 for the 2010 reporting cycle to U.S. EPA.

This is a set of the impaired wetlands as determined by MPCA in 2009 for the 2010 reporting cycle to U.S. EPA.

This is a set of the impaired lakes as determined by MPCA in 2009 for the 2010 reporting cycle to U.S. EPA.

Set of the waterbodies assessed by MPCA's surface water quality assessment process for the 2016 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA. The waterbodies included in the dataset were submitted to EPA in January 2017. EPA approved the data without requesting any changes in January 2019.

This is a draft set of the impaired waterbodies as determined by MPCA's surface water quality assessment process in 2014 and 2015 for the 2016 reporting cycle to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Waterbodies declared impaired prior to 2016 are also included in this dataset unless they have been delisted. The waterbodies included in the dataset were submitted to EPA in January 2017 as part of the impaired waters list. EPA approved the data without requesting any changes in January 2019.

Waterbodies assessed by MPCA's surface water quality assessment process for the 2014 303(d)/305(b) integrated report to EPA.

This is a set of the impaired waterbodies as determined by MPCA's surface water quality assessment process finalized under the 2014 reporting cycle to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Waterbodies declared impaired prior to 2014 are also included in this dataset unless they have been delisted.