Vermillion River Aquatic Management Area: Streambank Stabilization

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to stabilize a streambank on a section of the Vermillion River. The proposed project is located within the Vermillion River Aquatic Management Area, near the City of Vermillion in Dakota County.

The eroding bank of the Vermillion River is affecting wildlife habitat due to increased sediment in the river. Stabilization of 365 feet of streambank would reduce erosion while benefiting fish, aquatic invertebrates and wildlife habitats.


The Minnesota DNR has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the project. The EAW was published in the December 14, EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period will be open from December 14, 2020 until 4:30 p.m., January 13, 2021.

Deadline for comments:

The DNR is accepting comments on the EAW through Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. People who submit comments will receive a copy of the decision document, which includes responses to comments. Because all comments and related information are part of the public record for this environmental review, commenters' names and email or postal addresses will also be published and publicly available as they appear in the materials they submit.

Comments can be submitted as follows:


Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected] (link sends email)  with "Vermillion River AMA” in the subject line.

By mail:

Anneka Munsell, Project Manager
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025