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Reports: Water

MSP Regional Indicator Dashboard
Greater MSP, May 2017, 2 pp.
Metrics measuring the MSP region on economic, environmental, and social outcomes.   more info >

Dashboard of Environmental and Performance Measures
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2017, 2 pp.
This dashboard tracks environmental and performance measures related to the work of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Metrics include measures of air pollutants, water restoration, and polluted land cleanup.   more info >

State of the River Report 2016
Friends of the Mississippi River, National Park Service, September 2016, 52 pp.
This report provides an answer to the question, "So, how is the Mississippi River?" It highlights 14 key indicators of river health, and examines the status and trends of each indicator, as well as strategies for improvement.   more info >

Minnesota Drinking Water 2015: Annual Report for 2014
Minnesota Department of Health, May 2015, 33 pp.
Focus of this annual report is on nitrate nitrogen (nitrate) contamination in public water systems, including monitoring and prevention efforts.   more info >

Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, and Endocrine Active Chemical Monitoring in Lakes and Rivers: 2013
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, May 2015, 61 pp.
Study examining pharmaceuticals and micropollutants in surface water samples from a group of randomly selected lakes and rivers, many of which have no direct sources of these contaminants. This is a follow up to a 2008 study.   more info >

Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable? What We've Learned So Far About Minnesota Waters
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2015, 25 pp.
Findings from the midpoint of a comprehensive look at water quality throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have used a watershed approach to take an in-depth look at the lakes and streams in half of the state's 81 major watersheds.   more info >

Thrive MSP 2040
Metropolitan Council, May 2014, 197 pp.
Thrive MSP provides a vision for the Twin Cities region over the next 30 years. It is a comprehensive development guide coordinating three regional systems: wastewater, transportation, and regional parks.   more info >

The Condition of Rivers and Streams in Minnesota
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2014, 139 pp.
Characterizes the condition of rivers and streams in Minnesota, based on two surveys of the state's waters.   more info >

Mississippi River-Twin Cities Watershed: Monitoring and Assessment Report
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, October 2013, 201 pp.
A report on the water quality of the Mississippi River - Twin Cities watershed. Results indicate that due to the density of industry, housing and roads, lakes and streams in the watershed are showing signs of stress, such as high levels of bacteria and nutrients, eroding stream banks, and loss of sensitive aquatic species.   more info >

Biennial Report of the Clean Water Council
Clean Water Council, December 2012, 22 pp.
Report on the activities of the Clean Water Council and its appropriations as a result of the state Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The report summarizes Council priorities and presents funded projects aimed at ensuring clean water in Minnesota.   more info >

Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card
Minnesota , October 2012, 28 pp.
This report identifies metrics which the State of Minnesota can use to measure its performance and progress protecting Minnesota's air, water and land resources.   more info >

Annual Pollution Report to the Legislature: A Summary of Minnesota's Air Emissions and Water Discharges
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2012, 70 pp.
This report provides annual emission and discharge estimates as one means of tracking progress on air and water pollution, and for tracking performance and relative contributions of pollution sources.   more info >

Clean Water Fund Performance Reports
Legislative Coordinating Commission, February 2012
Provides information on how Clean Water Fund dollars are being spent and what progress has been made.   more info >

Safe drinking water in Minnesota: A summary of drinking water protection activities in Minnesota for 2010
Minnesota Department of Health, May 2011, 20 pp.
Annual summary report that provides information about Minnesota's community water supply systems. The report includes a section addressing emerging issues impacting the state's drinking water.   more info >

Annual pollution report to the Legislature: A summary of Minnesota's air emissions and water discharges
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2011, 75 pp.
This report provides annual emission and discharge estimates as one means of tracking progress on air and water pollution, and for tracking performance and relative contributions of pollution sources.   more info >

Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework
University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, January 2011
Presents the 10 most pressing issues to be addressed to achieve sustainable water use in Minnesota, presents strategies for what should be done, and provides recommendations for how to meet these challenges. The report addresses a wide range of water issues, including drinking water, stormwater, agricultural needs, land use, and more.   more info >

Water Availability Assessment Report
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, August 2010, 22 pp.
Provides a review of the current state of Minnesota's water resources relative to the quantities and trends of our water supplies. The report includes information on trends in water use, lake and groundwater levels, and stream flows.   more info >

The third Minnesota report card on environmental literacy: A survey of adult environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, December 2008, 101 pp.
Statewide survey concerning environmental literacy of adults in Minnesota. It asked about knowledge of environmental topics, attitudes toward the environment, and environmental behaviors. Data are compared to data from two previous surveys.   more info >

Low-impact development case studies
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, June 2008, 50 pp.
Presents links to low impact development case studies from throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area and state. Low impact development is a stormwater management approach that promotes the use of natural systems to treat water runoff and helps avoid water pollution.   more info >

2006 Carver County Quality of Life Indicators Report
Carver County, January 2006, 67 pp.
Provides a status report on the quality of life in Carver County based on 42 key indicators in nine different categories, including: economics, education, environment, growth and housing, health, mobility, leisure and recreation, social, and public safety.   more info >

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