Several MPCA TMDL and WRAPS reports are open for public comment now. Please review the full reports at the links below. Public input can make study and strategy reports better, by providing additional information and ideas for implementing changes to reach water quality goals.
How to comment
Submit written comments on the form provided below. Download the form, fill it out, and email it to Scott MacLean or print it, fill it out, and mail it to Scott Maclean, MPCA, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 2165, Mankato, MN 56001
Comments are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Suggestions for effective comments
The more specific, the better. Reference the:
- Name of the report
- Section name
- Page number(s)
- Specific reasons for the changes and/or additions you suggest
The MPCA will respond to all comments received by 4:30 p.m., September 20. To ensure you receive a response, include your name and contact information.
The MPCA will also post all written comments and responses on this website.
See the pages below for the full reports that are open for public comment, and summaries of the reports.
The Minnesota River basin includes all or parts of 37 counties, draining a 17,000-square-mile area. The Greater Blue Earth River Basin includes parts of 14 counties in south-central Minnesota and northern Iowa.
The Watonwan River watershed area is approximately 878 square miles (561,620 acres). It is located in south-central Minnesota within Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties.
The Minnesota River-Mankato watershed covers 861,886 acres across Cottonwood, Brown, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue Earth, and Le Sueur counties in south-central Minnesota, including the cities of Fairfax, New Ulm, Lake Crystal, St. Peter, North Mankato, and Mankato.
The Lower Minnesota River watershed includes the lowest reach of the Minnesota River and flows into the Mississippi at Fort Snelling. The second largest watershed in the Minnesota River Basin, it covers 1,760 square miles.