Watershed at a Glance
The Pomme de Terre River begins cool and clear in Otter Tail County, bordered by wooded hills and grassy meadows. It flows south through several lakes. But as the river nears its mouth, it is bordered by eroding banks, becoming increasingly muddy before discharging into the Minnesota River at Marsh Lake.
|Hydrologic Unit Code:||07020002|
|Intensive monitoring start year:||2007|
|Major lakes||Major rivers and streams|
Lake Christina, Pomme de Terre, Artichoke
Pomme de Terre River, Pelican Creek, Muddy Creek, Drywood Creek
Land use within the Pomme de Terre watershed is primarily agricultural, accounting for approximately 81% of the available acres. There are impairments starting from Barrett Lake and continue to the outlet to the Minnesota River at Marsh Lake.
What's being done
An overall assessment has been completed, and the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy report completed in 2013. There is one TMDL/implementation plan approved for bacteria, there is a draft TMDL for turbidity, and a work plan is being developed to finish out the major watershed work.