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

https://www.lccmr.leg.mn/projects/2016/work_plans_may/_2016_04v.pdf

Le Sueur River Watershed Subwatershed Strategies

https://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/le-sueur-river-watershed-subwatershed-strategies

GIS Mapping and Modeling Tools Inventory

https://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/gis-mapping-and-modeling-tools-inventory

 
GIS Tool User Survey

https://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/gis-tool-user-survey-0

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