Platte River Restoration/Protection Project - Clean Water Partnership (CWP)
The Platte River is listed by MPCA as impaired for fish bioassessments and water temperature. It is a recreational river used by many swimmers, paddlers and flotation users. The Platte is a major tributary to the Mississippi River which is the primary drinking water supply from St. Cloud to the Gulf. The Mississippi River segment immediately below Royalton is also impaired and therefore remedial efforts above are imperative. This project will reduce sedimentation and phosphorus loads while also improving bridge safety, providing benefits to fish habitat, and preventing further degradation of private lands downstream.