Clearwater River Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load

The Clearwater River (United States Geological Survey [USGS] - Hydrologic Unit Code [HUC] 09020305) is
a tributary of the Red Lake River in northwest Minnesota, within the Red River of the North Basin. It is a
diverse watershed that spans four ecoregions (Lake Agassiz Plain, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, North
Central Hardwood Forests, and Northern Lakes and Forests). The Clearwater River Watershed TMDL addresses 44 impairments of aquatic life and recreation that have been found within 27 stream reaches and 3 lakes within the watershed. There are 14 aquatic consumption impairments for mercury in fish tissue found in 10 stream reaches and 4 lakes that are not addressed in this TMDL. This report includes 24 total TMDLs. It recommends strategies for reducing nonpoint contributions of TSS using various erosion control strategies and best management practices (BMPs).
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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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