Lake Pepin is a natural lake along the Mississippi River that is filling with sediment and absorbing excess nutrients leading to eutrophication. As a critical ecological and community resource, it is imperative that we work together to protect its legacy.

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Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance and Audubon Minnesota are partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore habitat, water quality, and small boat navigation at the head of the lake by constructing islands and dredging backwater bays. A federally funded feasibility study, which will model alternative designs for the project area, is expected to begin in early 2017.

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance and Audubon Minnesota are partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore habitat, water quality, and small boat navigation at the head of the lake by constructing islands and dredging backwater bays. A federally funded feasibility study, which will model alternative designs for the project area, is expected to begin in early 2017.

This interactive mapping tool allows users to visualize county and watershed-level data in the Minnesota River Basin and track the implementation and impacts of best management practices (BMPs) in the following categories: (1) Improving water storage in the upstream landscape; (2) Managing riparian areas and implementing buffers on waterways; (3) Limiting soil erosion; (4) Managing nutrient usage and limiting loss. Learn more about the history of Lake Pepin and its connection to the Minnesota River Basin here.

This interactive mapping tool allows users to visualize county and watershed-level data in the Minnesota River Basin and track the implementation and impacts of best management practices (BMPs) in the following categories: (1) Improving water storage in the upstream landscape; (2) Managing riparian areas and implementing buffers on waterways; (3) Limiting soil erosion; (4) Managing nutrient usage and limiting loss.

Learn more about the history of Lake Pepin and its connection to the Minnesota River Basin here.