Le Sueur River Watershed

HUC: 07020011

The Le Sueur River Watershed is one of the twelve major watersheds in the Minnesota River Basin. The Watershed is located in south central Minnesota within Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Steele and Waseca counties. There are 20 municipalities in the watershed of which the City of Waseca is the largest. The Le Sueur River drains approximately 711,838 acres and meets the Blue Earth River at McGowan's Farm.

There is concern over the resources in the Le Sueur River Watershed because of the topography, agriculturally dominated landscape, and increased development pressure in the region. As a result, there has been raised awareness over the quality of the surface and ground water, along with management of wetlands, drainage, nutrients, waste and stormwater. Recent findings have indicated the Le Sueur River is a major contributor of sediment and nutrients to the Minnesota River.

Le Sueur River Watershed Overview Map

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Overview

The watershed drains 711,838 acre area northwest from Freeborn, Faribault, Waseca and Blue Earth County and outlets to the Blue Earth River near Mankato, MN. About 11,000 years ago, the Le Sueur River had a dramatic change in course during a stream capture event.

Hydrology

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Water Quality

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Downstream Impacts

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Simulating Rainfall - Talking Water

July 8, 2017

JC6 & CD47 Advisory Committee

January 27, 2017

JC6 & CD47 Community Watershed Meeting

February 16, 2016

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