Mississippi River Streams

Comprehensive Water Quality Assessment of Select Metropolitan Area Streams

Mississippi River near Saint Paul

The MIssissippi River tributary streams are part of the overall Comprehensive Water Quality Assessment of Select Area Streams
report.

The Comprehensive Water Quality Assessment of Select Metropolitan Area Streams is the first major study conducted by the Metropolitan Council that examines the historical water quality of the 21 streams and stream segments monitored by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and its partners.

The study provides a base of technical information that can support sound decisions about water resources in the metro area − decisions by the Council, state agencies, watershed districts, conservation districts, and county and city governments.

A simple overview of the study is provided in the Executive Summary Factsheet . Each stream section has been written as a stand-alone document, although the Introduction and Methodologies and the Glossary and Acronyms sections provide useful background information.
 

Protecting the Region’s Water Resources


This work supports the regional polices established in the Metropolitan Council’s Thrive MSP 2040 and 2040 Water Resources Policy Plan to collaborate with partners to promote the long-term sustainability and health of the region’s water resources, including surface water, wastewater and water supply.