Bulletin No. 25 - An Inventory of Minnesota Lakes

"Bulletin No. 25 - An Inventory of Minnesota Lakes" was produced by the Minnesota Conservation Department - Division of Waters, Soils, and Minerals (the predecessor to DNR Waters) in 1968. In this major undertaking, the Conservation Department put forth to inventory all Minnesota lakes and wetlands of ten acres or more.

Although this document is no longer the definitive lakes and wetlands inventory for Minnesota, it offers a useful historical reference addressing issues such as lake numbering schemes, alternate names, ditches, dams, meandered areas, and drained basins. It is important to note that some of the water bodies inventoried in the document no longer exist.

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