Watershed Health Assessment Framework

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Watershed Health Scores

Watershed Health Scores are calculated to show patterns of health within each of the five components for the state of Minnesota.  Using a consistent scale of 0 (least healthy/red) to 100 (best health/green), the health scores compare and contrast ecologically significance relationships across the state. 

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Component scores are combined into an overall Watershed Health Score:

View Combined Watershed Health Score


Additional resources

Health Index Score Summary Table PDF

Download table summarizing all health scores and data sources.

Watershed Health Reports »

Download health reports for Minnesota's 81 major watersheds.

Building a Watershed Health Index »

Review the approach taken for developing watershed health index scores.