MRBDC Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Phase I - Diagnostic (CWP)


Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Phase I - Diagnostic (CWP)

Minor watershed number(s):   25001, 25002, 25003, 25004, 25005, 25006, 25007, 25008, 25009, 25010, 25011, 25012, 25013, 25014, 25015, 25016, 25017, 25018, 25019, 25020, 25021, 25022, 25023, 25024, 25025, 25026, 25027, 25028, 25029, 25030, 25031, 25032, 25033, 25034, 25035, 25036, 25037, 25038, 25039, 25040, 25041, 25042, 25043, 25044, 25045, 25046, 25047, 25048, 25049, 25050, 25051, 25052, 25053, 25054, 25055, 25056, 25057, 25058, 25059, 25060, 25061, 25062, 25063, 25118, 25119, 25120, 25121, 25122, 25123, 25124, 25125, 25126

The Hawk Creek Watershed is part of the Hawk Creek-Yellow Medicine River Major Watershed which is north and east of the Minnesota River. The project area includes all minor watersheds within the Hawk Creek Watershed and lies within these counties: Chippewa, Kandiyohi, and Renville.

The Hawk Creek Watershed Project is a Phase I - Diagnostic, MPCA Clean Water Partnership Project funded in 1997 through the year 2000. Renville County is acting as the project sponsor and the following are project cooperators: Chippewa and Kandiyohi Counties, the City of Willmar, County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Geological Survey (USGS), Department of Natural Resources (Section of Fisheries, Division of Waters, and Section of Wildlife), Prairie Country RC&D, Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board (MRBJPB), Eco-Agri Laboratory, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The long term goal of the Hawk Creek Watershed Project is to improve water quality/quantity issues in the watershed while promoting a healthy agricultural, industrial and recreation-based economy for the region. The goal of this Diagnostic Study is to assess water quality and quantity in the Hawk Creek Watershed through watershed monitoring, stream and lake assessments, watershed assessment, and data analysis and assessment. An Implementation Plan is to be developed upon completion of the Diagnostic Study. There is no data to report at this stage of the Diagnostic Study.


These data have been inventoried by the Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.   Although every effort has been made to validate data, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the Water Resources Center as to the accuracy of the database; nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty.   The Water Resources Center continues to update and correct data as necessary.

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