• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mississippi River Forum: Development and Application of Minnesota's River Eutrophication Criteria, with a Focus on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries

Steve Heiskary, Research Scientist, MN Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

The MPCA has developed draft eutrophication (nutrient) criteria for rivers aimed at meeting Minnesota's aquatic life use standards and Clean Water Act interim goals. Both month's presentations will provide an overview of how the criteria were developed and how they would be applied for water quality assessments...

Presentation (PDF, 2.73mb)


Did You Know?

Headwaters of the Mississippi

The Mississippi River is approximately three feet deep at its headwaters at Lake Itasca and has an average surface speed of 1.2 miles per hour.