News Releases: April 2020

Proposed water quality standard in Rock River to protect crop land, foster economic development Monday, April 27, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has proposed site-specific water quality standards for salinity in the Rock River downstream from the City of Luverne’s wastewater treatment plant.

MPCA study: Lake Pepin close to meeting water-quality standard, more work needed upstream Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lake Pepin in southeast Minnesota is close to meeting its custom water-quality standard designed to minimize algae, with more work needed upstream to meet the goal, according to a study recently released by the MPCA. 

Winnebago River Watershed: Practices and plans underway to restore water quality Monday, April 20, 2020

The Winnebago River Watershed in southern Minnesota faces several water quality challenges, but local partners have made significant progress in reducing pollutants and improving water quality.