Sauk River

A wide, calm river reflecting the trees and sky.

The Sauk River watershed covers 667,200 acres (1,043 square miles) and extends from the Mississippi River near St. Cloud to within 3 miles of Alexandria. The overall watershed is about 75 miles in length. The Sauk River itself meanders for 120 miles in a northwest-to-southeast direction.

Many water bodies — both lake and rivers — in the Sauk River watershed are impaired for excess nutrients and sediment.

Strategy development for restoration and protection

Public comment period for the draft WRAPS and TMDL reports is May 1 through May 31, 2023.

Completed TMDL and WRAPS

Additional TMDL projects


Scott Lucas
Watershed project manager