leech lake river watershed restoration and protection (WRAP)
The Leech Lake River watershed consists of approximately 854,659 acres (1,335 square miles) in the northernpart of the Upper Mississippi River Basin. The watershed includes parts of Beltrami, Cass, and Hubbard counties. Major communities in the watershed are Laporte, Benedict, Walker, Federal Dam, Boy River, Whipholt, Longville, and Hackensack. The watershed also includes the Leech Lake Reservation (Leech Lake Band of Chippewa). The Leech Lake River watershed has 277 total river miles and contains over 750 lakes with a total acreage of 166,374.
The following "Healthy Waters" series of 7 articles were written in 2013:
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