The Snake River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy is a project that is addressing all the impairments (2008) within the Snake River Watershed to create a complete Restoration and Protection Plan for the entire Snake River Watershed. The Snake River Watershed is an eight digit Hydrologic Unit (HUC) located in the St. Croix
Land use and land cover data for the Snake River Watershed has a large variation of cover ranging from largely agriculture and urban in the south to largely forest and wetland in the north.
This project is going to address all the remaining impaired waters in the Snake River Watershed and will result in a Four Lakes TMDL and a Streams TMDL which will address all of the Biota and Bacteria impairments. While restoration of impaired waters is important, it is also important to protect the unimpaired water bodies as well. When complete the watershed will have a plan that will address not just the impaired waters but the unimpaired waters as well.
The local sponsor of this project is the Snake River Watershed Management Board (SRWMB), which is a four county non-regulatory joint powers organization. The SRWMB also has representation from the Aitkin, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Local Lake Associations, and other local groups.
Map and Location
The impairments listed below included in this project can be viewed on the map.
More maps are available on the TMDL maps page.
TMDL report and implementation plan
- Snake River Watershed TMDL: Final WRAPS Report (August 11, 2014)
- Snake River Watershed WRAPS Report Summary
- Mud Creek Stressor Identification Report
- Aquatic Ecosystem Protection Efforts in Minnesota’s Snake River Watershed: Summary and Recommendations
Meetings and Events
See the TMDL Meetings, Events and News page for notices of general interest and event-related information on impaired waters/TMDLs.
- St. Croix River Basin
- Snake River Watershed Management Board
- Mille Lacs County SWCD
- Kanabec County SWCD
- Aitkin County SWCD
- Pine County SWCD
Watershed Project Manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road