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Stream bank erosion remains a major problem facing Hawk Creek that runs north of Willmar to the Minnesota River. Submitted photo

Stream bank erosion, nitrogen still biggest challenges for Hawk Creek


WILLMAR — Stream bank erosion and excessive nitrogen remain the primary water quality problems in Hawk Creek.

Heidi Rauenhorst, director of the Hawk Creek Watershed Project, called stream bank erosion one of the biggest problems facing the waterway.

“We need to hold more water back on lands in our watershed,’’ said Rauenhorst, while speaking at the annual meeting of the Watershed Project on Friday 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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