Minnesota River Basin Overview

basin overview

MINNESOTA RIVER VIDEOS

Learn about the Minnesota River Basin by exploring over a hundred video clips of scientists, conservation leaders, citizens and other experts answering questions about the Minnesota River. Visit "Ask an Expert about the Minnesota River"

VIRTUAL TOURS

Explore the Minnesota River Basin by taking a tour of the mainstem
or tributary rivers. 

 

ANIMATIONS

These require the flash plug-in.
Download here.
360 Panoramic Virtual Tour
 

Google Earth Flyover of Basin

Minnesota River Tour

River Stories: Interviews of Longtime Residents





Little Cottonwood River Tour

Seven Mile Creek Tour


 







 

flash icon Early Explorer's Journal: Joseph Nicollet (5.5 mb)

flash icon Glaciation (0.5 mb)

flash icon Valley Formation & River Warren (0.5 mb)

flash icon Interactive Hydrograph (3.2 mb)

flash icon Wetland Loss (1.1 mb) 

flash icon Wetland Restoration (1.6 mb)

flash icon Lakeshore Development (6.0 mb)









 

 

BASIN BASICS

 



 


History


 






floods
 

Landscape & Wildlife

Geology & Hydrology

 



















 



















WATER QUALITY

Learn more about Water Quality in the Minnesota River Basin.




 

 

 

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