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UPCOMING MEETINGS

2020 Impaired Waters List Meeting

December 17, 2019
Meetings

What: The MPCA will hold a public meeting to discuss the content of the 2020 Impaired Waters List with special focus on waters assessed in the region in the last two years. You can attend in person at an MPCA office or venue listed below, or participate from your home or office by clicking on a link below at the time of the meeting. Meetings will be recorded and posted here afterward for viewing. Contact Miranda Nichols for additional information.

When: December 17th at 1 PM

Locations: Falls International Airport, Conference Room, 3214 2nd Ave E, International Falls, MN 56649

and Duluth MPCA, 525 Lake Ave, Suite 400, Duluth, MN 55802

How to join the meeting remotely:

Click the Webex link to join online:  Webex: December 17 (1 p.m.)

Meeting number (access code): 965 278 342; Meeting password: J7AhgfxP
Join by phone for audio: 415-655-0003

2020 Draft Impaired Waters List: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/minnesotas-impaired-waters-list

Rainy Lake Watershed and the draft list:

There are no new draft impairments for the Rainy Lake watershed. There is one stream reach within the Rat Root System (09030003-635, Unnamed cr to E Br Rat Root R) that we are still actively working to understand. Although we were able to sample fish in this reach and have found the community meets IBI standards, we were unable to sample this segment for macroinvertebrates using our established techniques. It is possible that it would be listed as impaired at a later date if we either determine that the invertebrate community is not healthy or if we are unable to confirm invertebrate community health.

MPCA News Release: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/news/more-580-waters-added-states-impaired-waters-list

Rainy Lake Watershed and the draft list:

There are no new draft impairments for the Rainy Lake watershed. There is one stream reach within the Rat Root System (09030003-635, Unnamed cr to E Br Rat Root R) that we are still actively working to understand. Although we were able to sample fish in this reach and have found the community meets IBI standards, we were unable to sample this segment for macroinvertebrates using our established techniques. It is possible that it would be listed as impaired at a later date if we either determine that the invertebrate community is not healthy or if we are unable to confirm invertebrate community health.

2020 Impaired Waters List Meeting

The MPCA will hold a public meeting to discuss the content of the 2020 Impaired Waters List with special focus on waters assessed in the region in the last two years. You can attend in person at an MPCA office or venue listed below, or participate from your home or office by clicking on a link below at the time of the meeting. Meetings will be recorded and posted here afterward for viewing. Contact Miranda Nichols for additional information.

When: December 17th at 1 PM

Locations: Falls International Airport, Conference Room, 3214 2nd Ave E, International Falls, MN 56649

and Duluth MPCA, 525 Lake Ave, Suite 400, Duluth, MN 55802

How to join the meeting remotely:

Click the Webex link to join online:  Webex: December 17 (1 p.m.)

Meeting number (access code): 965 278 342; Meeting password: J7AhgfxP
Join by phone for audio: 415-655-0003

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CALENDAR/EVENTS

OFFICE CLOSED

December 24, 2019
00:00
Events

Christmas Eve

OFFICE CLOSED

December 25, 2019
00:00
Events

Christmas Day

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