Land use within the watershed is largely agricultural, accounting for nearly 83% of the overall watershed acres. Development pressure is moderate in most areas, with occasional farms being parceled out for development, recreation or country homes. Precipitation in the watershed ranges from 21 to 23 inches annually. Above-normal amounts of precipitation in the late fall of the year or from May to October periodically produce snow-melt and summer floods.
What's being done
Monitoring and assessment
Intensive monitoring and stressor identification work has been completed and the reports are available below.
- Bois de Sioux River Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Report
- Bois de Sioux Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Report Summary
- Bois de Sioux Watershed Stressor Identification Report (wq-ws5-09020101a)
Strategy development for restoration and protection
- Bois de Sioux River Watershed WRAPS report (wq-ws4-43a) (MPCA approval 4/8/2020)
- Summary Bois de Sioux WRAPS Report (wq-ws4-43b)
- Bois de Sioux River Watershed TMDL report (wq-iw5-12e) (Final draft TMDL sent to EPA on 4/16/2020)