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MPCA and Red Lake Nation DNR work to improve water quality in Upper, Lower Red Lake Watershed


March 23, 2021

ST. PAUL-- Local, state and tribal agencies are working across borders to protect lakes and streams in the Upper and Lower Red Lake Watershed of northwest Minnesota.

The partners have found that water resources are generally healthy in the watershed, which is located primarily within the Red Lake Nation and covered by forests and wetlands, according to two reports recently released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a release said.

The reports also identify trouble spots where waterways suffer from levels of nutrients and bacteria too high to meet standards. The reports, developed in partnership between the MPCA and the Red Lake Nation Department of Natural Resources found:


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