Lower Des Moines River

Lower Des Moines River

The Lower Des Moines River watershed is located in southwestern Minnesota. It covers approximately 703,000 acres.

The river is used for recreational activities such as fishing, tubing, snowmobiling, and canoeing. It is also a valuable fisheries resource with the following species of fish prevalent throughout the watershed: northern pike, buffalo, carp, walleye, channel catfish, crappie, and bullhead. Land use is primarily agricultural.

What's being done

Monitoring and assessment

Strategies for restoration and protection

West Fork Des Moines River multiple impairments TMDL

Water quality model supporting documents

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