Minnesota River Watershed

We are conducting research on the changes in the mussel communities in portions of the Minnesota River Watershed. We have chosen 3 subwatersheds to examine based on the annual sediment load in the subwatersheds – high (Le Sueur), medium (Cottonwood) and low (Chippewa) loads. We are comparing changes in these subwatersheds to a reference site in the St. Croix Watershed (the Snake River – click here for data from that watershed).

Click on one of the subwatersheds to examine the data we’ve collected so far.

Minnesota River Watershed Chippewa River Cottonwood River Le Sueur River

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund