About Us

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/wrc/about/aboutus.html

As a center for environmental research and information exchange, the Water Resources Center (WRC) distributes data and provides support to those interested in improving water resources in southern Minnesota. The WRC maintains a data clearinghouse for the Minnesota River Basin. The Minnesota River Basin Data Center website contains a vast amount of data drawn from a variety of sources and organized in an easily accessible manner. The website includes descriptive and Geographic Information System (GIS) data by watershed, summaries of watershed project accomplishments, and links to pertinent watershed information.

Beyond data collection and dissemination, the WRC provides support to local and regional groups. WRC staff assists with planning and coordination, technical problem solving, as well as providing outreach and educational services. The WRC also maintains a certified laboratory that provides expert analysis for numerous lake and watershed assessment projects across southern Minnesota. This work has been instrumental in helping local groups define strategies to protect water resources of interest.