River Pollutants

When it rains in southeastern Minnesota, select watershed staff in southeast Minnesota are packing their sample bottles along with their umbrellas.

They're working to detect the level of pollutants being flushed into rivers with rain water or snow melt.

The project, one of many funded by the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, will give water professionals a better idea of how the Cannon, Zumbro, and Root Rivers are being affected by runoff.

Over time, the information will help to identify where pollutants are entering river systems and give clues about how to target cleanup efforts.

The monitoring work is being done by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District and Zumbro Watershed Partnership.

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Locations : MinnesotaSoutheast MinnesotaSoutheastern Minnesota
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