The Lower Cannon River includes two reaches that are listed for turbidity. The Cannon River Watershed Partnership assisted in drafting the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report. A detailed implementation plan will be developed following completion and approval of the Draft TMDL report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Map and location
The Lower Cannon River is located in the Cannon River watershed and the Mississippi River - Winona watershed in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. The two segments included in this project extend from the Lake Byllesby Dam, near Cannon Falls, to its confluence with the Vermillion and Mississippi Rivers, near Red Wing. They include the reach between the Pine Creek and Belle Creek tributaries, and a short stretch at the Cannon's mouth.
The two Cannon River turbidity listings in this project are on this map: Lower Mississippi and Cedar River Basins Map
TMDL report and implementation plan
The TMDL report was approved by the U.S. EPA on July 13, 2007.
- Lower Cannon River - Total Maximum Daily Load for Turbidity - Fact sheet
- Total Maximum Daily Load evaluation of turbidity impairments in the Lower Cannon River - Final TMDL Report (July 2007)
- Lower Cannon River Total Maximum Daily Load for turbidity: EPA Approval Letter (July 2007)
- Lower Cannon River Total Maximum Daily Load for turbidity: TMDL Implementation Plan (October 2009)
Justin Watkins, Project Manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
18 Wood Lake Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904