The High Island Creek and Rush River Watersheds are located in the Lower Minnesota Watershed, in south central Minnesota. The watersheds are located across 410,000 acres in portions of McLeod, Nicollet, Renville and Sibley counties. High Island Creek and Rush River outlet into the Minnesota River near Henderson, Minnesota. According to the State of the Minnesota River annual reports, these rivers rank among the highest for fecal coliform bacteria concentrations in the entire Minnesota River Basin. This document contains the TMDLs for five impaired stream reaches in the High Island Creek Watershed and two in the Rush River Watershed. These stream reaches are listed as impaired for failure to meet their swimming designated uses due to excessive fecal coliform concentrations.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency