South Metro Mississippi Turbidity TMDL

By: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 2015

Addresses the accelerated sedimentation in Lake Pepin

  • Examines the reach of the Mississippi River impaired for turbidity, including Upper Lake Pepin

  • Requires the following sediment load reductions:

    • 50% reduction from Minnesota River

    • 50% reduction from the Cannon River

    • 20% reduction from the Upper Mississippi River, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers

    • 50% reduction in internal sediment loading within Lake Pepin