North Fork Lower Crow River - Bacteria, Turbidity and Dissolved Oxygen: TMDL Project

Minnesota's Impaired Waters and TMDLs


This project addresses eight impairments in the North Fork and Lower Crow River, including: 5 dissolved oxygen, 2 turbidity, and 1 bacteria impairment. The project area starts at the Koronis Lake outlet and continues to the confluence of the Mississippi River. The Crow River Organization of Water (CROW) is an active partner in this TMDL. Phase I of the project was completed on August 7, 2008 and additional monitoring took place during Phase II which concluded in 2010. Phase III included the modeling, public meetings and producing the TMDL report.

Map and location

The North Fork Lower Crow River is located in the southern portion of the Upper Mississippi Basin, within the North Fork Crow watershed.

For a map of this impairment, see the Google map below or the Impaired Waters Viewer.

TMDL report and implementation plan

Other documents

Meetings and events

  • North Fork Crow River TMDL Meeting
  • Wright County Court House - Buffalo
  • Meeting Room 120A
  • 10:00 - 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept 13, 2011
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 14, 2011 (repeat meeting)
  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 (repeat meeting)
  • PDF icon North Fork Lower Crow TMDL Meeting Agenda

This first set of meetings (Sept. 13 and 14) focuses on communicating the results of the TMDL studies, and provides recommendations regarding which best management practices are likely to result in the desired water quality improvements. An additional meeting will be held on September 28, 2011 to solicit public input to aid in the completion of the Implementation Plan.

See the TMDL Meetings, Events and News page for notices of general interest and event-related information on impaired waters/TMDLs.


Information contact

Margaret Leach, Watershed Coordinator
7678 College Road, Suite 105
Baxter, MN 56425

Diane Sander
Watershed Coordinator
311 Brighton Ave Ste C
Buffalo, MN  55313
763-682-1933 Ext.112