Research and Data Collection

The WRC works cooperatively with Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty and students conducting applied research in areas of water and land resources. Projects include local, state, and federal partnerships to gather and interpret data of environmental significance.

Current and Recent Projects

Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network – Water Quality Monitoring

Surface Water Assessment Grants (SWAG) – Water Quality Monitoring

Learning from Successful Case Studies in the Minnesota River Basin: A Roadmap and Practical Toolkit to Forge Effective Partnerships

Integrated Targeted Watershed Planning Tools with Citizen Involvement

Le Sueur River Watershed Subwatershed Strategies

GIS Mapping and Modeling Tools Inventory

GIS Mapping and Modeling Tools Inventory

GIS Tool User Survey

GIS Tool User Survey

Mt Simon Aquifer Collaboration - Groundwater Monitoring

Watonwan River Watershed Terrain Analysis

Lac qui Parle - Yellow Bank Terrain Analysis

Yellow Medicine Watershed District Terrain Analysis

Yellow Medicine River Watershed GIS Mapbooks

Woodlake Creek Terrain Analysis

Minnesota River Sediment Model Assessment - Lake Pepin

Linking Water Storage BMPs

Minnesota Nutrient Planning Portal

Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy - Pilot Projects

Minnesota River Invasive Carp Prevention and Analysis Project

Sediment Fingerprinting in the Greater Blue Earth River Basin

Rural Stream Handbook - Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes

Evaluation of Artificial Drainage Altering Hydrology

Tillage Transect Survey

Minnesota River Basin Data Center

Waseca Lakes Project