The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has listed an 8.2 mile segment in the Lower Otter Tail River as impaired for exceeding the turbidity standard for aquatic life. The primary cause of turbidity in the Lower Otter Tail is suspended sediment. The TMDL Report was approved by the EPA on February 12, 2007 and the MPCA approved the Implementation Plan. Restoration activities are currently underway.
Map and location
The Otter Tail River is located in the Otter Tail River watershed of the Red River Basin (west-central Minnesota) with the mouth of the river at Breckenridge.
- Map of Red River Basin - includes the location of the Otter Tail River turbidity impairment
TMDL report and implementation plan
The TMDL report was approved by the EPA on February 12, 2007.
- Fact Sheet
- Lower Otter Tail River Turbidity TMDL Report (wq-iw5-02e)
- Lower Otter Yail River Turbidity TMDL Report: EPA approval letter (wq-iw5-02g)
- Implementation Plan
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
714 Lake Avenue, Suite 220
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501