Sediment Reduced in Poplar River, MPCA says

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Sediment Reduced in Poplar River, MPCA says

February 18, 2013 Updated Feb 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM CDT

Lutsen, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- New findings show that sediment in the Poplar River have declined 35%.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimated that total sediment loads have reduced 35% since 2006.

The sediment loads from 2002 to 2006 was about 1,000 tons per yer, while the average load for the years 2009 through 2011 was about 660 tons per year, according to the MPCA.

Tom Rider, President of the Poplar River Management Board has said they have worked since 2005 to identify the most significant sources of sediment and implementing best management practices and conservation projects.

Rider also indicated that improvements in sediment reduction are expected from projects completed in 2011 and before as they mature on the landscape and vegetation takes hold.

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