• 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?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.