The Leech Lake River watershed is in the northern part of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, and includes parts of Beltrami, Cass and Hubbard counties.
News Releases: February 2017
The MPCA and partners found mixed water quality test results for 30 waterbodies in northern Minnesota’s Nemadji River watershed.
A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy report is open for public review and comment through March 15, 2017.
The selected remedy will cost an estimated $1.6 million to complete, and caps the leveled, contaminated sediment within the Minnesota Slip.
Mercury requires special cleanup because sweeping or vacuuming it can actually increase the risks.
The company agreed to correct the violations and will pay a $25,000 civil penalty.