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 - North29. Cottonwood River57. Red River of the North
2. Lake Superior - South30. Blue Earth River58. Buffalo River
3. St. Louis River31. Watonwan River59. Marsh River
4. Cloquet River32. Le Sueur River60. Wild Rice River
5. Nemadji River33. Minnesota River - Shakopee61. Sandhill River
7. Mississippi River - Headwaters34. St. Croix River - Upper62. Upper/Lower Red Lake
8. Leech Lake River35. Kettle River63. Red Lake River
9. Mississippi River - Grand Rapids36. Snake River65. Thief River
10. Mississippi River - Brainerd37. St. Croix River - Stillwater66. Clearwater River
11. Pine River38. Mississippi River & Lake Pepin67. Grand Marais Creek
12. Crow Wing River39. Cannon River68. Snake River
13. Redeye River40. Mississippi River - Winona69. Tamarac / Joe Rivers
14. Long Prairie River41. Zumbro River70. Two River
15. Mississippi River - Sartell42. Mississippi River - La Crescent71. Roseau River
16. Sauk River43. Root River72. Rainy River - Headwaters
17. Mississippi River - St. Cloud44. Mississippi River - Reno73. Vermilion River
18. North Fork Crow River46. Upper Iowa River74. Rainy River - Rainy Lake
19. South Fork Crow River47. Wapsipinicon River75. Rainy River - Manitou
20. Mississippi River48. Cedar River76. Little Fork River
21. Rum River49. Shell Rock River77. Big Fork River
22. Minnesota River - Headwaters50. Winnebago River78. Rapid River
23. Pomme de Terre River51. West Fork Des Moines - Head79. Rainy River - Baudette
24. Lac qui Parle River52. West Fork Des Moines - Lower80. Lake of the Woods
25. Minnesota River - Granite Falls53. East Fork Des Moines81. Big Sioux - Medary Creek
26. Chippewa River54. Bois de Sioux River82. Big Sioux - Pipestone
27. Redwood River55. Mustinka River83. Rock River
28. Minnesota River - Mankato56. Otter Tail River84. Little Sioux River

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