Yellow Medicine River and Surrounding Direct Minnesota River Tributaries Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies

The Yellow Medicine Watershed in southwestern Minnesota drains over 700,000 acres into the Minnesota River. This Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) report summarizes the condition of surface water resources (i.e. lakes and streams), the scale and types of changes needed to restore and protect waters, and options and available tools to prioritize and target conservation work on the landscape in the Yellow Medicine Watershed. The work summarized in the WRAPS report will be expanded and revised every 10 years as part of the state of Minnesota's "Watershed Approach". The identified pollutants and stressors in the Yellow Medicine are: altered hydrology, sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, bacteria, habitat and dissolved oxygen (DO).
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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Body of Water
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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