Waterfront Bulletin is a monthly electronic newsletter featuring timely updates on impaired waters, watershed project funding, and activities related to water restoration and protection throughout Minnesota.
- Federal funding round opens, $1.4 million expected for 2018
- Polymet draft permits posted, public notice opens
- Lottery funding round opens, $59 million anticipated
- Ag BMP loans expanded with focus on Gulf dead zone
- Marsh River watershed: Most streams changed for farming, now changes needed for healthy waters
- Root River: Nearly 100% farmer participation yields 40+ conservation projects
- Restored riffle benefits fish, paddlers in Minnesota River
- Water Fee Advisory Committee plans monthly meetings
- Through March 12: We Are Water display at Capitol
- EPA approves TMDL for Miller Creek in Duluth area
- Feb. 8: Road Salt Symposium, award slated for MPCA watershed project manager
- Upcoming water quality events: Nutrient conferences, ditching dilemma
- MPCA to respond to court ruling rejecting proposed standard to protect wild rice
- In the news and online: Duluth slips closer to restoration, Wisconsin restricts manure use
Missed it by that much
- DNR accepting applications for expedited conservation grants
- Monitoring season in review: Challenging weather, finding rare species
- MPCA report: Much to protect in Upper/Lower Red Lake watershed
- High water quality helps make Rainy River watershed a national treasure
- Network succeeding at detecting trends, good and bad, in Minnesota’s water quality
- MPCA Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Flood to retire
- Decrease in phosphorus from wastewater means increase in Orwell Lake water quality
- MPCA closes Willmar office
- In the news and online: Mining leases, 'monster' fatberg
While scientists can’t ask fish and bugs how clean the water is, they can count their numbers and species to help find that out.
New report shows that overall the Rainy River-Headwaters watershed’s water quality conditions are good to excellent.
Simply put, the river is unhealthy. Sediment clouds the water, phosphorus causes algae, nitrogen poses risks to humans and fish, and bacteria make the water unsafe for swimming.
Every two years, MPCA creates a list of impaired waters that do not meet water quality standards. Monitoring suggests that about 40% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are impaired for conventional pollutants.
Editor: Cathy Rofshus, 507-206-2608.
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