Watershed Strategy

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In partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and many local partners, CRWP has developed the Cannon River Watershed Management Strategy. The strategy brings together what we know about the watershed’s many lakes and rivers; and the existing plans and priorities of local government units and state agencies to create an overarching strategy for the entire watershed. The strategy was submitted to the MPCA on June 30, 2011.

As a more citizen friendly document CRWP with assistance from Minnesota State University Mankato Water Resources Center developed the Signs of Progress: The Status of the Cannon and Straight Rivers. This report highlights which streams and lakes are improving, which aren’t, and other signs of progress across the Cannon River watershed.

Cannon River Watershed Management Strategy (2011)

  1. Cover and Table of Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Cannon River Watershed Overview
  4. Cannon River Statistical Executive Summary
  5. Pollutants of Concern and Stressors
  6. Management Strategies Overview
  7. Priority Management Zones
  8. Civic Engagement
  9. Upper Cannon Lobe Monitoring and Management Strategy
  10. Straight River Lobe Management and Monitoring Strategy
  11. Middle Cannon River Lobe Management and Monitoring Strategy
  12. Lower Cannon River Lobe Management and Monitoring Strategy

Download a copy of the full draft management strategy: Full Management Strategy.

Appendices

  1. Signs of Progress: The Status of the Cannon and Straight Rivers
  2. MPCA Watershed Approach to Condition Monitoring and Assessment
  3. Cannon River Watershed Statistical Water Quality Trend Analysis
  4. Water Monitoring Work in the Cannon River Watershed through 2010
  5. Summaries of Lake and Stream Monitoring Data in the Cannon River watershed
  6. Upper Cannon River Lobe List of Assets Summary Table
  7. Straight River Lobe List of Assets Summary Table
  8. Middle Cannon River Lobe List of Assets Summary Table
  9. Lower Cannon River Lobe List of Assets Summary Table
  10. Cannon River Watershed NPDES and SDS Permits