Basins in Minnesota

Map of Minnesota BasinsA basin (or drainage basin) is the area of land drained by a river or lake and its tributaries. Minnesota has 10 major drainage basins. Each drainage basin is made up of smaller units called watersheds. Minnesota has 80 major watersheds.

The MPCA works with partners in communities throughout the state on water quality plans for each of Minnesota's 10 basins.

Maps of Minnesota watersheds