Minnesota River Basin

Map of the Minnesota River BasinThe Minnesota River flows southeast from its source at Big Stone Lake on the South Dakota border to Mankato then northeast to join the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling (about 335 total miles). It covers approximately 16,770 square miles, roughly 10 million acres. Thirteen major watersheds in Minnesota drain into the basin, which touches 37 counties.

There are 13 watersheds in the Minnesota River Basin:

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A periodic e-newsletter from MPCA with updates on TMDL projects in the Minnesota, Crow and Lower Mississippi river basins. Watershed Connections

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For questions about the Minnesota River Basin, contact Scott MacLean at 507-344-5250 or 800-657-3864 toll free.

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