/Tag: vermillion river

Jump in! Citizen stream monitors needed

2016-07-05T10:26:41+00:00July 5th, 2016|Volunteer|

For several years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizen Stream Monitoring Program has engaged water-loving citizens statewide in tracking water quality in their favorite river or stream. Now the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has teamed up with the MPCA and [...]

Remeander Middle Creek

2016-06-15T16:25:46+00:00June 15th, 2016|Education, News|

Reconstruction of 195th Street/County Hwy 64 provided an opportunity to remeander Middle Creek – put a half-mile reach back to its natural condition. In the past, the stream was straightened to make space for farmland, roads, and buildings. However, the straight channel caused erosion and choked the stream [...]

New Fishing Regulations for the Vermillion River

2016-05-18T12:24:24+00:00April 15th, 2016|News|

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued new fishing regulations (see page 43 of the online booklet) for the Vermillion River in April 2016. The regulations apply to brown trout and rainbow trout within a 19.5-mile reach from the Highland Avenue Bridge in Eureka Township [...]

Contaminants of Emerging Concern in MN

2017-05-03T22:44:54+00:00April 15th, 2016|Research|

The U.S. Geological Survey and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a joint study of “contaminants of emerging concern” in Minnesota groundwater. The contaminants detected in groundwater include personal care products, caffeine, a nicotine derivative, DEET (insect repellant), over-the-counter medications, antibacterials, and antibiotics used for both [...]