A collection of links we've gathered that offer information relevant to Freshwater's mission.
Evaluation of Groundwater and Surface-Water Interaction: Guidance for Resource Assessment, a Metropolitan Council report, prepared by Barr Engineering, describing what it called the “nearly insurmountable challenge” of protecting lakes, streams, and wetlands from damage caused by groundwater pumping. Download.
Groundwater Sustainability: Towards a Common Understanding, a white paper report on two groundwater sustainability workshops sponsored by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Freshwater. Download.
Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposal to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus, primarily from agriculture, that flow into Minnesota streams and then down the Mississippi River and the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Winnipeg. Read executive summary. Download.
State of the River Report: Water Quality and River Health in the Metro Mississippi River, a report by the Friends of the Mississippi River and the National Park Service documenting significant improvements, over time, in the Mississippi in the Twin Cities. The report also points out continuing and emerging threats to the river. Download.
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals of Concern in Rivers: Occurrence and Biological Effects, a report on Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's extensive study of Minnesota’s rivers and streams that shows several commonly used pharmaceuticals and other commercial chemicals are present in most of the state’s flowing waters. Download.