Addressing water quality issues was the purpose in 1999 when a group of local, state and federal agencies formed the Basin Alliance for the Lower Mississippi in Minnesota (BALMM). The alliance continues today with the purposes of:
Making water quality restoration and protection in southeast Minnesota a top priority for decision-makers at all levels; and
Coordinating efforts to protect and restore water quality in southeast Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Water-based recreation, permits, Adopt-a-River, Information on groundwater, lakes, rivers & streams, watersheds, Watershed Assessment Tool, wetlands, general lakes,rivers, and wetland facts, hydrologic terms
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Information on surface water, groundwater, impaired waters, stormwater, wastewater, nonpoint source pollution, Clean Water Fund Feedlots, permits and rules, monitoring, Citizen Stream Monitoring Program, pollution reports and prevention
Freshwater Society - Value of water, groundwater quality, groundwater quality success stories, "What You Can Do Groundwater Quality: Resource Materials Guide to Lake Protection and Management", "What You Can Do to Save Water and Have a Green Lawn"