Changes in water and land management are needed across the Minnesota River Basin to improve water quality in the state’s namesake river, as well as streams and lakes throughout the 10 million acres of the basin, according to four studies released today by the MPCA and local partners.
News Releases: July 2019
Many lakes and streams in the Lower Minnesota River Watershed are not meeting water quality standards, according to a new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
New reports from the MPCA detail causes of water pollution in the Watonwan River Watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The reports are open for public comment through September 20.
A new MPCA report on the Minnesota River-Mankato Watershed details the causes of water pollution in the watershed, ways to improve water quality, and how landowners are involved. The report is open for public comment until September 20.
The metal recycler had agreed in a Feb. 28, 2017, court settlement to cease shredding at the Minneapolis facility by Aug. 1, 2019.
According to new draft reports released by the MPCA, the Mississippi River – Grand Rapids Watershed has very good overall water quality, but forest protection is critical to preserving it.
According to new draft reports released by the MPCA, there are 31 impairments for fish and aquatic insects and recreation in 19 reaches of the Red Lake River and its tributaries.
“Water Gremlin has had more than enough time to get its pollution control equipment fully operational and tested,” said MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop.
The advisory group was formed in 2016 to provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate environmental justice principles into the MPCA’s work.