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MN NRCS Le Sueur

07020011 (MN) Le SueurLe Sueur Subbasin

The Le Sueur River rises in northwestern Freeborn County and initially
flows northwardly through extreme southwest Steele County into Waseca County, then meandering westerly into Blue Earth County. The Le Sueur empties into the Blue Earth River southwest of Mankato approximately three miles upstream of the convergence of the Blue Earth and Minnesota Rivers.

Pollution of surface waters in the Minnesota River’s major watersheds is a moderate to severe problem. The Blue Earth River and its major tributaries, such as the Le Sueur, are having a large impact on the Minnesota River which in turn contributes large amounts of pollution to the Mississippi River.

The main resource concerns in the watershed are sediment and erosion control, stormwater management, drinking and source water protection, drainage management, waste management, nutrient management, surface water quality and wetland management.

Watershed Overview

8 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code:  07020011
Drainage Area: 706,252Acres
Major Basin: Minnesota River Basin
Stream Miles: 1,260
2009 303d Stream Miles: 96.6
Population: 34,344
Farm Count: 1,803
Watersheds Upstream: None
Watersheds Downstream: Blue Earth

To view the full Resource Profile for the subbasin select the link below and follow the instructions for downloading. If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Peter Mead at (218) 346-4260.

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Resource Profile: Le Sueur  (PDF; 2.6MB)

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