This TMDL report addresses impairments for 13 stream reaches consisting of 12 bacteria impairments, 1 total suspended solid (TSS) impairment, 2 dissolved oxygen (DO) impairments, 2 macroinvertebrate Index of Biological Integrity (IBI) impairments, 1 fish IBI impairment, and 25 lakes for nutrient eutrophication impairments in the Chippewa RiverWatershed. Addressing multiple impairments in one TMDL report is consistent with Minnesota's Water Quality Framework that seeks to develop watershed wide protection and restoration strategies rather than focus on individual reach impairments. The Chippewa River Watershed covers more than 1.3 million acres in the Western Corn Belt Plains (WCBP), Northern Glaciated Plains (NGP), and the North Central Hardwood Forests (NCHF) ecoregions and drains portions of nine counties (Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, and Swift) in the Minnesota River Basin.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency