The City of Eagan Lakes and Watershed Preservation

Feb 10

The City of Eagan Lakes and Watershed Preservation

The city of Eagan is working as a community to ensure the quality of the city’s surface watershed resources. A continued concern of homeowners, collectively, is the rain and snowmelt draining from lawns and driveways into storm sewers connected to storm ponds and lakes. Watersheds come in many varieties so it’s important to be mindful of contaminants that may...

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Citizen Lake Monitoring Programs in Minnesota

Jan 05

Citizen Lake Monitoring Programs in Minnesota

Minnesota’s water has come a long way from the days when raw sewage flowed untreated into rivers as a matter of course. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to restore the impaired lakes, rivers, and streams in the state. Land use is a major factor in the current water quality problems — agricultural drainage, urban and rural runoff, and erosion...

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Minnesota’s Water Quality Standards and Resources

Nov 24

Minnesota’s Water Quality Standards and Resources

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has developed a watershed monitoring strategy which uses an effective and efficient integration of agency and local monitoring programs to assess the condition of Minnesota’s surface waters. This strategy provides an opportunity to more fully integrate MPCA water resource management efforts in cooperation with local...

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