Do you live within the Rainy River Headwaters area? If so, you’ll want to check out the fact that the MPCA has put two important water quality documents on public notice – their Total Maximum Daily Load report and their Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy report. These will be on public notice through October 29th, 4:30 PM. The reports are now posted for public review on the MPCA watershed page (see link below). A virtual public informational meeting on what the reports cover and how to review and comment will be held via WebEx on October 8th at 10 AM with both internet and call in options. Meeting details are posted below. The WRAPS process targets restoration and protection of surface waters within the watershed with a focus on conventional pollutants such as sediment, bacteria, nutrients, and algae. The recommendations in the reports will help guide future local implementation planning efforts by local groups such as SWCDs.

Report Webpage:

Rainy River-Headwaters Watershed Reports

To join the October 8th meeting at 10:00 am central time, please go to:

https://minnesota.webex.com/minnesota/j.php?MTID=m2211324344c00a2c2792d60ba67479ca

Meeting number (access code): 2491 630 0432

Meeting password: 2TgbmtJwM53