Minnesota's watershed basins

This map shows the 8 major basins and 81 major surface water watersheds (there are none numbered 6, 45, or 64 in Minnesota). The table below lists the watersheds by name.

Major basins and watersheds of Minnesota

1. Lake Superior - North

29. Cottonwood River

57. Red River of the North

2. Lake Superior - South

30. Blue Earth River

58. Buffalo River

3. St. Louis River

31. Watonwan River

59. Marsh River

4. CLoquet River

32. Le Sueur River

60. Wild Rice River

5. Nemadji River

33. Minnesota River - Shakopee

61. Sandhill River

7. Mississippi River - Headwaters

34. St. Croix River - Upper

62. Upper/Lower Red Lake

8. Leech Lake River

35. Kettle River

63. Red Lake River

9. Mississippi River - Grand Rapids

36. Snake River

65. Thief River

10. Mississippi River - Brainerd

37. St. Croix River - Stillwater

66. Clearwater River

11. Pine River

38. Mississippi River & Lake Pepin

67. Grand Marais Creek

12. Crow Wing River

39. Cannon River

68. Snake River

13. Redeye River

40. Mississippi River - Winona

69. Tamarac / Joe Rivers

14. Long Prairie River

41. Zumbro River

70. Two River

15. Mississippi River - Sartell

42. Mississippi River - La Crescent

71. Roseau River

16. Sauk River

43. Root River

72. Rainy River - Headwaters

17. Mississippi River - St. Cloud

44. Mississippi River - Reno

73. Vermilion River

18. North Fork Crow River

46. Upper Iowa River

74. Rainy River - Rainy Lake

19. South Fork Crow River

47. Wapsipinican River

75. Rainy River - Manitou

20. Mississippi River

48. Cedar River

76. Little Fork River

21. Rum River

49. Shell Rock River

77. Big Fork River

22. Minnesota River - Headwaters

50. Winnebago River

78. Rapid River

23. Pomme de Terre River

51. West Fork Des Moines - Head

79. Rainy River - Baudette

24. Lac qui Parle River

52. West Fork Des Moines - Lower

80. Lake of the Woods

25. Minnesota River - Granite Falls

53. East Fork Des Moines

81. Big Sioux - Medary Creek

26. Chippewa River

54. Bois de Sioux River

82. Big Sioux - Pipestone

27. Redwood River

55. Mustinka River

83. Rock River

28. Minnesota River - Mankato

56. Otter Tail River

84. Little Sioux River