The South Fork Root River watershed is composed of a number of springsheds (karst groundwater basins). The boundaries of some of them were shown on the Springshed plate of the Fillmore County Geologic Atlas, published by DNR Waters in 1995. That map, while useful, was not complete. In order to continue the mapping process and provide more information for local land and water managers, a triple dye trace was conducted for this project under a contract between the Fillmore SWCD and DNR Waters. The site selection process for the traces was coordinated between the Fillmore SWCD and DNR Waters and focused on areas with feedlots and manure application north of Canton, MN in the South Fork Root watershed. A better understanding of the springshed boundaries in the area will assist the SWCD to target its efforts to work with landowners in those critical areas.
Three Dye input locations in Fillmore County. A collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota.
Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
Green, Jeffrey A; Alexander Jr., E. Calvin; Alexander, Scott C.
South Fork Root River Dye Tracing Report.
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