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The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota

1980
Author:

Thomas F. Waters
Photography by Thomas F. Waters

The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota

Everyone who canoes, fishes, and enjoys Minnesota’s waterways will find this an indispensable guide.

Everyone who canoes, fishes, and enjoys Minnesota’s waterways will find this an indispensable guide.

“Belongs in the traveling bag of every Minnesotan and every visitor.” --St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Delightfully written.” --Minnesota History

“Belongs in the traveling bag of every Minnesotan and every visitor.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Belongs in the traveling bag of every Minnesotan and every visitor.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Thoroughly researched and delightfully written. Human history and the landscape are intertwined, and Waters traces that connection with precision.” Minnesota History

Canoeists, fishermen, and all those who care about Minnesota’s flowing waters will find this a useful guide to the rivers of the state. Thomas Waters describes the geologic origins of each river and the fish, wildlife, and plants that depend on the river ecosystem.

The book follows routes of the early travelers, Native Americans, fur traders, and settlers, as well as explaining what the modern explorer might find on Minnesota’s rivers. Waters discusses the economic and recreational values of the river system and argues for wise management of this rich resource.

ISBN 0-8166-0960-8

The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota

Thomas F. Waters is a professor emeritus in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at the University of Minnesota and is an enthusiastic canoeist and fly fisherman.

The Streams and Rivers of Minnesota

“Belongs in the traveling bag of every Minnesotan and every visitor.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Thoroughly researched and delightfully written. Human history and the landscape are intertwined, and Waters traces that connection with precision.” Minnesota History