Rum River Watershed Restoration and Protection Project

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The Rum River Watershed Restoration and Protection Project (WRAPP) is part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) Watershed Approach, which targets water restoration and protection efforts based on Minnesota's major watersheds. Project results will include plans to improve impaired lakes, streams and rivers throughout the watershed, as well as protect good conditions where they exist.


The Rum River watershed covers 997,060 acres in east-central Minnesota, including parts of Aitkin, Crow Wing, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Benton, Isanti, Chisago, Sherburne, and Anoka counties. The headwaters for the Rum River begin at Mille Lacs Lake, and the river flows 145 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi River at Anoka.


Rum River WatershedMap of the Rum River Watershed (click for larger version)


More information on the project can be found on the MPCA's Rum River webpage.