Hydrography Standard: Watersheds  

Attachment 1: Minnesota Watershed/Hydrologic Unit Numbers and Names: Federal Codes and Names and Minnesota Codes and Names.

Link to USGS 8-digit Hydrologic Units and DNR Major Watersheds
Link to USGS 6-digit Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents
Link to USGS 4-digit Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents
Link to USGS 2-digit Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents

 

USGS 8-digit Hydrologic Units and DNR Major Watersheds

USGS HUC-8 USGS Name

DNR Major #

Minnesota Name

04010101

BAPTISM-BRULE

1

Lake Superior - North

04010102

BEAVER-LESTER

2

Lake Superior - South

04010201

ST-LOUIS

3

St. Louis River

04010202

CLOQUET

4

Cloquet River

04010301

BEARTRAP-NEMADJI

5

Nemadji River

07010101

MISSISSIPPI-HEADWATERS

7

Mississippi River - Headwaters

07010102

LEECH-LAKE

8

Leech Lake River

07010103

PRAIRIE-WILLOW

9

Mississippi River - Grand Rapids

07010104

ELK-NOKASIPPI

10

Mississippi River - Brainerd

07010105

PINE

11

Pine River

07010106

CROW-WING

12

Crow Wing River

07010107

REDEYE

13

Redeye River

07010108

LONG-PRAIRIE

14

Long Prairie River

07010201

PLATTE-SPUNK

15

Mississippi River - Sartell

07010202

SAUK

16

Sauk River

07010203

CLEARWATER-ELK

17

Mississippi River - St. Cloud

07010204

CROW

18

North Fork Crow River

07010205

SOUTH-FORK-CROW

19

South Fork Crow River

07010206

TWIN-CITIES

20

Mississippi River - Twin Cities

07010207

RUM

21

Rum River

07020001

UPPER-MINNESOTA

22

Minnesota River - Headwaters

07020002

POMME-DE-TERRE

23

Pomme de Terre River

07020003

LAC-QUI-PARLE

24

Lac Qui Parle River

07020004

HAWK-YELLOW-MEDICINE

25

Minnesota River - Yellow Medicine River

07020005

CHIPPEWA

26

Chippewa River

07020006

REDWOOD

27

Redwood River

07020007

MIDDLE-MINNESOTA

28

Minnesota River - Mankato

07020008

COTTONWOOD

29

Cottonwood River

07020009

BLUE-EARTH

30

Blue Earth River

07020010

WATONWAN

31

Watonwan River

07020011

LE-SUEUR

32

Le Sueur River

07020012

LOWER-MINNESOTA

33

Lower Minnesota River

07030001

UPPER-ST-CROIX

34

Upper St. Croix River

07030003

KETTLE

35

Kettle River

07030004

SNAKE

36

Snake River

07030005

LOWER-ST-CROIX

37

Lower St. Croix River

07040001

RUSH-VERMILLION

38

Mississippi River - Lake Pepin

07040002

CANNON

39

Cannon River

07040003

BUFFALO-WHITEWATER

40

Mississippi River - Winona

07040004

ZUMBRO

41

Zumbro River

07040006

LACROSSE-PINE

42

Mississippi River - La Crescent

07040008

ROOT

43

Root River

07060001

COON-YELLOW

44

Mississippi River - Reno

07060002

UPPER-IOWA

46

Upper Iowa River

07080102

UPPER-WAPSIPINICON

47

Upper Wapsipinicon River

07080201

UPPER-CEDAR

48

Cedar River

07080202

SHELL-ROCK

49

Shell Rock River

07080203

WINNEBAGO

50

Winnebago River

07100001

DES-MOINES-HEADWATERS

51

Des Moines River - Headwaters

07100002

UPPER-DES-MOINES

52

Lower Des Moines River

07100003

EAST-FORK-DES-MOINES

53

East Fork Des Moines River

09020101

BOIS-DE-SIOUX

54

Bois de Sioux River

09020102

MUSTINKA

55

Mustinka River

09020103

OTTER-TAIL

56

Otter Tail River

09020104

UPPER-RED

57

Upper Red River of the North

09020106

BUFFALO

58

Buffalo River

09020107

ELM-MARSH

59

Red River of the North - Marsh River

09020108

EASTERN-WILD-RICE

60

Wild Rice River

09020301

SANDHILL-WILSON

61

Red River of the North - Sandhill River

09020302

RED-LAKES

62

Upper/Lower Red Lake

09020303

RED-LAKE-RIVER

63

Red Lake River

09020304

THIEF RIVER

65

Thief River

09020305

CLEARWATER

66

Clearwater River

09020306

GRAND-MARAIS-RED

67

Red River of the North - Grand Marais Creek

09020309

SNAKE

68

Snake River

09020311

LOWER-RED

69

Red River of the North - Tamarac River

09020312

TWO-RIVERS

70

Two Rivers

09020314

ROSEAU

71

Roseau River

09030001

RAINY-HEADWATERS

72

Rainy River - Headwaters

09030002

VERMILION

73

Vermilion River

09030003

RAINY-LAKE

74

Rainy River - Rainy Lake

09030004

UPPER-RAINY

75

Rainy River - Black River

09030005

LITTLE-FORK

76

Little Fork River

09030006

BIG-FORK

77

Big Fork River

09030007

RAPID

78

Rapid River

09030008

LOWER-RAINY

79

Rainy River - Baudette

09030009

LAKE-OF-THE-WOODS

80

Lake of the Woods

10170202

UPPER-BIG-SIOUX

81

Upper Big Sioux River

10170203

LOWER-BIG-SIOUX

82

Lower Big Sioux River

10170204

ROCK

83

Rock River

10230003

LITTLE-SIOUX

84

Little Sioux River

 

USGS 6-digit  Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents

USGS HUC-6 USGS Name DNR Majors Minnesota Name

040101

NORTHWESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR 1 - 2 Lake Superior - North Shore

040102

ST. LOUIS RIVER BASIN 3, 4 St. Louis River

040103

SOUTHWESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR 5 Lake Superior - Nemadji River

070101

MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS 7 - 14 Mississippi River - Headwaters

070102

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-CROW-RUM 15 - 21 Mississippi - Crow - Rum Rivers

070200

MINNESOTA RIVER BASIN 22 - 33 Minnesota River

070300

ST. CROIX RIVER BASIN 34 - 37 St. Croix River

070400

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-BLACK-ROOT 38 - 43 Lower Mississippi River

070600

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-MAQUOKETA-PLUM 44, 46 Mississippi River - Upper Iowa Rivers

070801

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-IOWA-SKUNK-WAPSIPINICON 47 Upper Wapsipinicon River

070802

IOWA RIVER BASIN 48 - 50 Cedar River

071000

DES MOINES RIVER BASIN 51 - 53 Des Moines River

090201

UPPER RED RIVER BASIN 54 - 60 Upper Red River of the North

090203

LOWER RED RIVER BASIN 61 - 71 Lower Red River of the North

090300

RAINY RIVER BASIN 72 - 80 Rainy River

101702

MISSOURI - BIG SIOUX 81 - 83 Big Sioux River

102300

MISSOURI - LITTLE SIOUX 84 Little Sioux River

 

USGS 4-digit Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents

USGS HUC-4 USGS Name DNR Majors Minnesota Name

0401

WESTERN LAKE SUPERIOR 1 - 5 Western Lake Superior

0701

MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS 7 - 21 Mississippi River - Headwaters

0702

MINNESOTA 22 - 33 Minnesota River

0703

ST. CROIX 34 - 37 St. Croix River

0704

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-BLACK-ROOT 38 - 43 Lower Mississippi River

0706

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-MAQUOKETA-PLUM 44, 46 Mississippi River - Upper Iowa Rivers

0708

UPPER MISSISSIPPI-IOWA-SKUNK-WAPSIPINICON 47 - 50 Cedar River

0710

DES MOINES 51 - 53 Des Moines River

0902

RED RIVER 54 - 71 Red River of the North

0903

RAINY RIVER 72 - 80 Rainy River

1017

MISSOURI - BIG SIOUX 81 - 83 Missouri River - Big Sioux River

1023

MISSOURI - LITTLE SIOUX 84 Missouri River - Little Sioux River

 

USGS 2-digit Hydrologic Units and Minnesota Equivalents

USGS HUC-2 USGS Name DNR Majors Minnesota Name

04

GREAT LAKES 1 - 5 Great Lakes

07

UPPER MISSISSIPPI 7 - 53 Upper Mississippi River

09

SOURIS-RED-RAINY 54 - 80 Red River of the North - Rainy -Souris Rivers

10

MISSOURI 81 - 84 Missouri River