What is a Watershed?

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that drains off of it goes into the same place—a river, stream or lake.

In Duluth, where our office is located, we are near five major watersheds – Cloquet River, Lake Superior – North, Lake Superior – South, Nemadji River and St. Louis River.  Our office partners with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) to help provide research and outreach assistance for their Major Watershed approach to water quality restoration and protection.  We are also providing assistance with the Duluth Urban WRAPS program.

For more information on watersheds in your area, follow this link: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/what-watershed