The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added more than 100 lakes to its list of impaired lakes for 2010.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency definition of “impaired”:
“Those waters that do not meet water-quality standards for one or more pollutants, thus they are “impaired” for their designated uses.”
Note: A new listing of an impaired lake does not necessarily mean pollution in the lake has worsened. Typically, it means new testing and assessment has been done and shows the lake does not meet state clean water standards.
Anoka – Otter, Rice.
Aitkin – Gun, Hammall, Hanging Kettle, Horseshoe, Moulton, Ripple, Waukenoba.
Blue Earth – Eagle (north), Loon, Madison.
Beltrami – Gull, Irving, Marquette, Movil, Pimushe, Rabideau, Three Island.
Carver – Susan.
Cass – Portage, Stony, Ten Mile.
Chisago – Goose, Horseshoe, Little, South Center.
Cottonwood – Bean, Bingham, Double (north portion), Eagle.
Crow Wing – Kego, Nokay, Ossawinnamakee, Platte, Red Sand, Seble, Serpent, Upper Hay, West Fox.
Dakota – Pickerel, Sunfish, Augusta.
Douglas – Mina, Christina.
Hennepin – Holy Name, Langdon, Long, Lower Twin, Middle Twin, Mooney, Mud, Rice Main Lake, Snyder, Tanager, Upper Twin, Wohlsfeld, Rose, Wing.
Hubbard – Ham, Little Mantrap, Upper Bottle, Upper Twin.
Itasca – Little Winibigoshish, Prarie, Split Hand, Wabana.
Kanadiyohi – Kasota, Little Kandiyohi, Nest, Ringo.
Lincoln – Dead Coon (main lake), Hendricks, two unnamed lakes.
Lyon – Cottonwood, Goose, Pochardt Slough, Rock, School Grove, Weltz Slough.
Martin – Big Twin, Fox.
McLeod – Otter, Stahls.
Murray – Four unnamed lakes.
Otter Tail – Spitzer.
Pipestone – Two unnamed lakes.
Pope – Westport, Amelia, Johanna, Villard.
Ramsey – Gem, Johanna.
Sherburne – Lower and Upper Orono.
Sibley – Titlow.
Stevens – Perkins, 4 unnamed lakes.
Swift – Hollerberg.
Todd – Big Swan, Little Birch, Maple, Sauk (north and southwest bays).
Wadena – Blueberry, Lower Twin.
Washington – Lynch, Mud (main lake), White Rock.
Wright – Wood, Dutch, Smith.
Yellow Medicine – Curtis, two unnamed lakes, Wood.