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Water Quality Links

EPA’s Ground Water and Drinking Water Page
This Environmental Protection Agency site has the latest information regarding drinking water regulation, as well as general facts like where drinking water comes from, what’s in it, drinking water standards, how you can protect your drinking water, a link for kids, and an extensive amount of additional material.
EMPACT Lake Access
Real-time water quality data on Minneapolis metropolitian lakes provided online using advanced sensor technology.
Minnesota DNR Lake Finder
The Lake Finder contains data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota.
Great Lakes Information Network — Water Quality
Information on water quality in the Great Lakes Region from the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Cooperative projects between the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Sea Grant network.
Great Lakes Water Levels
Great Lakes water level data from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
LakeNet is a global network of more than 1000 people and organizations in 100+ countries working for the conservation and sustainable management of lakes.
CMWEA - Minnesota Water Connection
Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA) is a group of central Minnesota local governments working together to improve water quality by educating residents on water quality issues.
Minnesota Lakes Association
The Minnesota Lakes Association seeks to protect, preserve and enhance Minnesota’s lakes as irreplaceable natural assets and to encourage responsible use of lakes for widely diverse purposes.
Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program
The goal of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program is to preserve, protect, develop and where possible, restore or enhance coastal resources along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.
Natural Resources Research Institute
Encouraging economic growth for Minnesota’s natural resources-based industries while keeping watch over that growth’s impact on the environment.
Shoreland Education Program
University of Minnesota Extension Service’s program offers workshops, schedules and other resources.
Minesota’s Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)
Information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
USGS Water Science for Schools
Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and more.
Water Resources Center
University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center
Water on the Web
Water on the Web (WOW) helps college and high school students understand and solve real-world environmental problems using advanced technology.

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Marte Kitson
Environmental Literacy Extension Educator

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