State/Region — February 27, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Water quality concern grows in the Red River

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A study released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency expressed growing water quality concerns in the Red River. The study showed that too much sediment is carried in the river to meet Minnesota Standards in place to protect fish and other aquatic life. Several communities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota draw their drinking water from the Red River. The study also reported rising nitrogen levels in the river, which can be toxic to fish and pose a health risk to humans.

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