Final Lake of the Woods Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Report

The Lake of the Woods Watershed (LOWW) falls on the United States and Canadian border. This report
will focus on the Minnesota portion of the LOWW (Hydrologic Unit Code [HUC] 09030009) draining
approximately 730,000 acres in the northernmost Minnesota counties of Lake of the Woods and
Roseau. The LOWW’s namesake, the Lake of the Woods, takes up approximately 41% of the total
watershed area in Minnesota, with approximately 70% of the total land area in wetlands. Approximately 20% of the remaining land area is used in agriculture, which is found mainly in the southern part of the watershed (MPCA 2016a).
Date Issued
Number of Pages
Corporate Author
Associated Organization
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Publication Series
Body of Water
Rights Holder
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Rights Management
Public Domain