WaterSHED restoration and protection

Watershed Restoration and Protection (WRAPS)

The MPCA employs a watershed approach to restoring and protecting Minnesota's rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Money to accelerate efforts to monitor, assess, and restore impaired waters, and to protect unimpaired waters was funded by the Minnesota’s Clean Water Legacy Act.

There are 80 major watersheds in Minnesota. Intensive water quality monitoring and assessments will be conducted in each of these watersheds every 10 years. The Leech Lake Watershed is just wrapping up its 4 year study.

Please see the following link for more information on the process:


The final version of the Leech Lake River Monitoring & Assessment report is now available.

The Stressor Identification report is also available.

The Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS) report will be available soon.