07030005 (MN) Lower St. Croix
The Lower St. Croix 8-Digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) subbasin
located in north west Wisconsin and east central Minnesota. The drainage area
contributes to the riverís lower 52 miles from the twin towns of Taylor Falls
and St Croix Falls to the convergence of the St Croix and Mississippi rivers at
Prescott Wisconsin. Designated a wild and scenic river in 1972, the lower
reaches of the St. Croix are cooperatively managed by Minnesota, Wisconsin and
the National Park Service.
Covering 1,641,084 acres, the watershed is home to large areas of forest,
grassland, and row crops. Approximately ninety percent of the land in this HUC
is privately owned, and the remainder is state, federal, county, conservancy or
tribal land, or held by corporate interests.
The main resource concerns throughout the watershed are Woodland
Management, Surface water Quality, Groundwater Quality and Quantity, Stormwater
Management and Wetland Management.
||8 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code:
|| 1,678,465 Acres
||St. Croix River Basin
|2006 303d Stream Miles:
Upper St. Croix
To view the full Resource Profile for the subbasin select the link below and
follow the instructions for downloading. If you encounter any problems with the
files provided on this page, please contact Peter Mead at (218) 346-4260.
Input from local conservation groups, associations and citizens is a valuable
part of the process. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.
We encourage you to suggest changes or additions, submit information on
watershed based activities or programs, or offer a group for inclusion in the
contacts portion of the assessments.
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to the Rapid Watershed Assessment team via email.
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