Public Participation Plan

The Chippewa River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Report was approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in April of 2017.  A complete copy of the report can be found at  This report summarizes the condition of surface water resources, the scale and types of changes needed to restore and protect waters, options and available tools to prioritize and target conservation work on the landscape in the Chippewa River Watershed.  This report will be revised every 10 years as a part of the state of Minnesota’s “Watershed Approach”.

The identified main pollutants in the watershed are sediment, phosphorus, nitrogen, bacteria and dissolved oxygen (D0).  The Chippewa River Watershed is one of the more data rich watersheds in Minnesota with some sites having over 20 years of flow and/or water quality data. 

The Watershed Approach provides information to local partners, landowners and other stakeholders to prioritize and target conservation practice implementation-to strategically address water quality in the watershed.  This report was referenced by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) while developing the Public Participation Plan and Prioritization Plan for the watershed.

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