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Cory Netland, director of the Hawk Creek Watershed Project, right, participates in a paddle down the Minnesota River during a program last summer. Sediment and phosphorus loads in Hawk Creek and Beaver Creek are declining, but nitrogen levels are on the rise. Tribune file photo

Hawk Creek cleaning is making an impact


WILLMAR -- Efforts to improve water quality in Hawk Creek are showing results, but a solution to one of the more troubling of the problems remains elusive.

Ten years of data show a steady trend toward decreasing amounts of sediment and phosphorus in Hawk Creek and Beaver Creek, two important tributaries to the Minnesota River, according to Cory Netland, director of the Hawk Creek Watershed Project.

Netland spoke at the watershed project's annual meeting Wednesday in Willmar.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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