The Watershed Health Assessment Framework (WHAF) provides an organized approach for understanding natural resource conditions and challenges, and for identifying opportunities to improve the health and resilience of Minnesota’s watersheds. Read more about the WHAF.
Explore lake health with our new WHAF for Lakes! Learn about a particular lake or compare lake health to others nearby.
The online map delivers an organized exploration of watershed conditions. Open map »
Use Map Help to guide you through the WHAF Map Tools or to follow the WHAF Process Guide. Open Map Help »
Watershed health scores
Watershed health scores are calculated from a variety of data sources to help users compare patterns of health across the state. View the health scores »
Key concepts for watershed health
Concepts of system science guide how the five component WHAF framework is applied, including the concepts of health, scale, complexity and resilience. Learn more »
Watershed reports and tools
Understand the health of your watershed through Watershed Context Reports, Health Report Cards and Climate Summaries. Use interactive tools to view lake health scores within a watershed context and create custom summaries of land cover types. View reports and tools »
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