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A crew with the Minnesota Conservation Corps worked to remove trees and other snags known as “strainers’’ from the Pomme de Terre River in the Appleton area from August 4 - 7 to open the river for paddlers. Submitted

Pomme de Terre River watershed impairments identified

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APPLETON — Excessive nutrients feed algae blooms in four lakes that are part of the Pomme de Terre River watershed, and a section of the river is impaired by low levels of dissolved oxygen.


Dry Weather Creek, a tributary to the river, also carries excess phosphorus and sediment, has low dissolved oxygen levels and higher than desired levels of E. coli bacteria.

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