River and stream monitoring

Southern Minnesota riverMinnesota is known as "the land of 10,000 lakes," but it is also home to more than 92,000 miles of rivers! Minnesota is also home to the headwaters of one of the most important rivers in the world: the mighty Mississippi. The rivers in Minnesota are important for recreation, transportation, agriculture, drinking water, and wildlife. Minnesota’s rivers are one of our most treasured and valuable natural resources so the need to monitor and protect them is essential.

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