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Draft plan for Zumbro River cleanup to be aired Thursday

A meeting to explain a draft Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report outlining pollution problems in the Zumbro River Watershed and what to do about them will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, 2900 19th St. N.W.

The water suffers from excess turbidity, which hurts the growth of plants and fish. Turbidity comes from soil eroding into the river or its tributaries from land that doesn't have enough plants to hold water, such as rain or snowmelt.

The agency is doing a total maximum daily load study to identify causes of pollution and how to solve them.

The meeting is being held by the Zumbro Watershed Partnership . The watershed covers more than 900,000 acres in parts or all of Olmsted, Dodge, Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Steele counties, including the growing city of Rochester.

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