The goal of this project was to increase public awareness of the Middle Minnesota River Watershed and its tributaries. Fortin Consulting worked with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency-Mankato to develop a watershed directory. The directory consists of businesses, organizations, individuals, and governmental units interested in water resources, recreation and economic opportunities in the watershed. The directory will be available both in hardcopy and electronically Middle Minnesota River Watershed Directory Final PDF.
Where is the Middle Minnesota River Watershed?
The watershed covers 861,886 acres across Cottonwood, Brown, Redwood, Renville, Sibley, Nicollet, Blue Earth, and Le Sueur counties. Cities include Fairfax, New Ulm, Lake Crystal, St. Peter, North Mankato, and Mankato. There are approximately 1,564 stream miles in the Middle Minnesota watershed, and few large lakes. Lakes in the watershed include Duck, Mud, Emily, Wita, Ballantyne, Little, Henry, Crystal, Swan, Scotch, Loon, Middle, and Washington. Rivers and streams in the watershed include Little Cottonwood River, Seven Mile Creek, Spring Creek, Fort Ridgely Creek, Eight Mile Creek, Morgan Creek, Minneopa Creek, and the Minnesota River main stem.
This work is supported by the Clean Water Fund