WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Minn. Has 2 Additions To State Water Trail System

View Comments
(credit: Minnesota State Fair)

(credit: Minnesota State Fair)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Best Shopping Deals In September
  2. Students Get Ready To Head Back To School
  3. Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer
  4. Fast Food Workers To Protest Across U.S.
  5. The Lowdown: Our Before Bed Habits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has two new additions to its state water trail system — the South Fork of the Crow River west of the Twin Cities and the Blue Earth River, which feeds the Minnesota River at Mankato.

Erik Wrede, water trails coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says this has been a big year for the state’s water trails.

The DNR has revamped its river-level reporting system to make it easier for boaters, canoeists and kayakers to check real-time water levels on the state water trails. The DNR also has launched an online interactive map so boaters and paddlers can customize their own maps.

The water trails system started in 1963 and now has 4,400 miles on 32 mapped trails managed for canoeing, kayaking, boating and camping.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,824 other followers