Stream Protection Priorities for WRAPS

Restoring impaired waters is expensive, difficult, and may require a long time frame for success. Protecting streams and rivers that are currently healthy is far more cost-effective than restoring lost health and function. This data provides a prioritization for protecting stream reaches that are currently supporting the aquatic life designated use as determined by fish and/or invertebrate community assessments.

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dsAccessConst Access is Not Restricted
dsCurrentRef New data will be added to the dataset on an annual basis, as new aquatic life assessments are completed.
dsModifiedDate 2023-09-23 00:05:51
dsOriginator Streams Protection Prioritization Committee; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
dsPeriodOfContent 9/22/2023
dsPurpose A prioritization of healthy stream reaches for development and implementation of protection strategies. The highest priority is given to those stream reaches that are at greatest risk of becoming impaired while also recognizing that stream quality varies amongst the stream categories in the tiered aquatic life use or TALU framework. Therefore, top priorities may vary between nearly impaired and highest quality depending on local input and/or region of the state.
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