Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy

The Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) outlines how Minnesota will reduce nutrient pollution in its lakes and streams, and reduce the impact downstream. 

The strategy specifies goals and provides a framework for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen levels. The NRS, adopted by 11 organizations in 2014, calls for reducing nutrient levels in major rivers by 10-20% by 2025, with much higher long-term reductions by 2040.

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Public comments

A public review and comment period on the draft Nutrient Reduction Strategy was designated for Oct. 7 - Dec. 18, 2013. A total of 86 written comments (letters and e-mail) were received and used to modify the strategy. The comments and responses are categorized by subject.