Hydrologic Unit Maps

Seaber, P.R.
A set of four-color "Hydrologic Unit Maps" show the approved boundries of, and numerical codes for river-basin units of the United States. These maps, developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, present information on drainage, culture, hydrography, and hydrologic boundaries. Plotted at a scale of 1:500,000 units, the Geological Survey State base-map are a complete list of all the hydrologic units, along with their drainage area names and the States in which they reside.

River Survey Report, Minnesota River (Part) M-55

The River Survey Report contains a variety of studies performed on the Minnesota River between Mankato and the Mississippi River. First, there is an explanation of the geology and topography of the area. The next section contains physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the river. The findings of the survey indicated that the Minnesota River is highly susceptible to quick runoff and the erosion that results. The authors do not believe that a full scale river reclamation project is practical, however, they do suggest that limiting the pollution inputs is possible.

Bevens Creek Watershed Hydrology Study and Water management Plan I and S Engineers INC

Surprenant, K.F.
The Bevens Creek Watershed has an extensive creek-ditch drainage system. At the time of this report there was recent crop loss due to flooding. Also, creek and ditch maintenance needs, potential for increased runoff and peak flow due to urbanization, and peak discharge limitations were of concern. The report contains a management plan designed to address these issues. It was determined that the flooding existed due to the area's flat terrain, poorly designed ditches (too shallow), and the drainage of natural storage areas such as wetlands, lakes and marshes.

A Biological Reconnaissance of the Minnesota River from the Lac Qui Parle Dam to Mankato

Schneider, J.A.
This publication is the first biological survey of the section of the Minnesota River that flows from Lac Qui Parle Dam to Mankato. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of what fish species were present and in what numbers so that fisheries managers could make informed decisions. The survey contains a list of the fish species that were collected and some of its tributaries. Also included are a description of the watershed and river, discussion of the effects of pollution, and a history of fisheries management.

Water and Related Land Resources Planning Information, Problems and Alternative Solutions digest for Southern Minnesota River Basin, Minnesota

Walton, W.C.
This document, created in 1972, contains a listing of the majority of information that existed on the Rivers in Southern Minnesota. These Rivers included the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.

Water resources of the Minnesota River-Hawk Creek River Watershed, Southwestern Minnesota

VanVoast, W.A.
The Redwood River Watershed is located in Southwestern Minnesota. The hydrologic atlas describing the characteristics of the watershed contains three sheets. These sheets describe the water budget, ground water and surface water of the drainage area.

Water resources of the Redwood River Watershed, Southwestern Minnesota

The Redwood River Watershed is located in Southwestern Minnesota and drains approximately 700 square miles. The hydrologic atlas describing the characteristics of the watershed contains three sheets. These sheets describe the water budget, ground water and surface water of the drainage area.

Upper Minnesota River Comprehensive Basin Study

The Upper Mississippi River Comprehensive Basin Study is a nine volume publication. These volumes investigate the status of water and land resources within the Upper Mississippi River Basin. The first of these volumes is the main report. This selection gives a general synopsis of what the study determined.

A Biological Report on the Upper Watonwan River Watershed

Nelson, R.D.
The Upper Watonwan River was sampled to determine what biological characteristics exist there. It was determined that the major problems facing the river were overland flooding and inability of the channel to handle the heavy spring flows. The major forms of wildlife found within the watershed were pheasants, waterfowl, deer and fur bearers. The report suggests that any activities such as channelization or retention site construction should take into consideration the economic consequences from the loss of hunting dollars

Minnesota River Basin: Water Quality Management Basin Plan (Volumes I and II)

This plan was created to coordinate and direct water pollution control activities to achieve national water quality goals within the Minnesota River Basin. To accomplish this the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposed the use of the following programs: Water Use Classification. Water Quality Standards. State Monitoring Program. Construction Grants Program. NPDES Permit Program. Clean Lakes Program. Nonpoint Source Pollution Potential. Residual Waste Control Program. The management plan also included conclusions and recommendations.


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