• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mississippi River Forum: Mississippi Makeover Project

Presentation Summary and Documents

Laura Jester, Watershed Conservationist
Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District

Ms. Jester presented the Mississippi Makeover Project, a comprehensive program to protect the water quality, wildlife, and recreational benefits of the Mississippi River in Spring Lake, the Lower Vermillion River, and Pool 3--all while incorporating significant public and agency coordination.

Presentation (PDF, 3.8mb)

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Did You Know?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.