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The Hawk Creek Watershed drains approximately 623,105 acres (974 square miles) of land in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, and Renville Counties. It is comprised of a main tributary (Hawk Creek) and several other streams that flow directly into the Minnesota River. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are used to protect and/or restore areas with water quality, erosion, and water quantity problems.

The Minnesota River Basin Data Center (mnriver.net) is housed at the Water Resources Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The mission of the Water Resources Center is to: gather, interpret, and distribute data of environmental significance to help citizens enhance the quality of regional lakes, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater.

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