Monday, September 28, 2009

MPCA Waters Meeting in Brainered

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will hold a public meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Brainerd-MPCA Office 7678 College Rd.It is one of several gatherings around the state to discuss the nearly 400 impaired lakes and streams.

The new list brings the current total of impaired waters to 3,049 statewide on 1,205 lakes and 436 rivers.

Only a fraction of Minnesota's waters have been monitored and assessed so far for impairments. The MPCA has initiated or completed water monitoring in 21 percent of the state's 81 major watersheds. The state is on track to monitor all of the state's watersheds on a 10-year schedule.

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