Pine River Watershed Stressor Identification Report

Stressor identification (SID) is a formal and rigorous process that identifies stressors causing biological impairment(s) of aquatic ecosystems, and provides a structure for organizing the scientific evidence supporting the conclusions (EPA, 2000). In simpler terms, it is the process of identifying the major factors causing harm to fish, macroinvertebrates, and other river and stream life. Stressor identification is a key component of the major Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) projects being carried out under Minnesota's Clean Water Legacy Act. This report summarizes stressor identification work in the Pine River Watershed (PRW). The biologically impaired reaches, which are identified by their associated Assessment Unit Identification (AUID) number, are separated by aggregated Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)-12 for this report.
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