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Watershed Maps Watershed Data
To view a map, click on the titles below
maps open with Adobe Reader)
General Watershed Maps
Road map of the watershed
General watershed map
Depth to bedrock map
Pre-settlement vegetation map
Ecologic sub-sections map
Native plant and bio-significant sites map
National wetland inventory map
Major lobes of the Zumbro map
Watershed map with impaired waters and monitoring stations
We have collected several useful web-links for real-time monitoring data such as weather conditions, stream level measurements, flood warnings, etc.
Radar loop from the National Weather Service
River level and flooding information from the National Weather Service
Long-Term Stream Gauges - The U.S Geological Survey has operated gauges at Kellogg, Zumbro Falls and Rochester. They continue to maintain the Rochester site, while the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now operates the gauge at Kellogg. Together, these records extend back to the early 1900s, although none of the three is continuous.
Flood Warming Gauges - the DNR maintains flood warning gauges upstream of Rochester: Bear Creek, Cascade Creek, Silver Creek, and South Fork Zumbro River. There is also one site upstream of Pine Island. All of these records can be reviewed at the
Cooperative Stream Gauging
interface maintained by the DNR and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Water level gauge - North Fork Zumbro River near Wanamingo
Water level gauge - Middle Fork Zumbro River at Pine Island
Lake Zumbro Water Level from Rochester Public Utilities
Water impairments, listed by stream segment
Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
1485 Industrial Drive NW, Room 102
Rochester, MN 55901