Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Water quality

December 9, 2017
Kandiyohi County adopts buffer enforcement ordinance
December 9, 2017 - 9:19am
Tribune file photo
Renville County plans to complete the redetermination of benefits process on all of its county ditch systems in the coming year. Drainage from many additional acres has been added to systems over the years and those acres are not yet sharing in the costs of system maintenance.
Renville County pushes ahead on redetermination
December 9, 2017 - 6:28am
October 16, 2017
Sharon Bomstad / Tribune
The Kandiyohi County Board recently signed an agreement for a $921,000 one-time grant from the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund to enhance the water quality of Lake Wakanda. Located three miles southeast of Willmar, Wakanda is part of what’s known as the chain of lakes that also includes Big and Little Kandiyohi lakes, Kasota, Lake Lillian, Minnetaga and Swan lakes. Together they form the headwaters of the South Fork Crow River.
Grant awarded to enhance Lake Wakanda water quality in Kandiyohi County
October 16, 2017 - 7:04am
October 11, 2017
Submitted 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added Willmar Lake to its draft list of impaired water bodies in the state. The designation may aid efforts to improve water quality in the Willmar Chain of Lakes, shown above, including Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
Willmar Lake soon to join list of impaired waters
October 11, 2017 - 10:25pm
September 13, 2017
Town hall in Bemidji focuses on improving water quality
September 13, 2017 - 9:20pm
August 25, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Margaret Johnson, director of the Middle Fork of the Crow River Watershed District, during a presentation Wednesday describes a fish barrier installed between the Hubbard, Wheeler and Schultz chain of lakes and Diamond Lake.
Lake drawdown launches major project for Diamond Lake in Kandiyohi County
August 25, 2017 - 7:11am
August 19, 2017
Courtesy photo
A buffer is land adjacent to a stream, river, lake or wetland. Buffers are critically important to keeping water clean.
Renville SWCD ready to assist landowners in meeting buffer law
August 19, 2017 - 8:04am
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
August 2, 2017
Red River water quality 'generally poor,' Minnesota officials say
August 2, 2017 - 8:31pm
July 7, 2017
Don Davis of Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Trump biofuel decision draws mixed reaction
July 7, 2017 - 1:33pm
June 4, 2017
Woman loading the washing machine colored clothing.
Keeping homes hydrated
June 4, 2017 - 10:11am
June 2, 2017
Submitted 

Streambank erosion remains a concern in Hawk Creek, which flows 65 miles from its start at Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County to its confluence with the Minnesota River near the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Large quantities of water at high velocity erode the banks during rain events and snowmelt periods.
Draft reports available on Hawk Creek pollution issues
June 2, 2017 - 7:14am
May 12, 2017
MN CREP sign-up starts
May 12, 2017 - 10:11am
April 29, 2017
Submitted

An aerial view of the Willmar chain of lakes, including from top to bottom: Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
With big project on tap at Robbins Island, time to focus on water quality in Willmar's chain of lakes
April 29, 2017 - 6:22am
April 26, 2017
Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish says on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that a recent series of meetings produced continuing concern from farmers about a law requiring them to take steps to protect water. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota farmers make buffer changes a top issue
April 26, 2017 - 10:57pm
randomness