UMRBA Chloride Resolution

February 22, 2022

In 2022, UMRBA adopted a resolution committing to facilitating cooperative action among state and federal water quality and transportation agencies, local governments, and private salt applicators to reduce rising chloride contamination in the Upper Mississippi River Basin and to improve our understanding of chloride impacts in the basin.  The resolution describes long term trends, impacts, and current management efforts and calls for a robust set of strategies to accelerate efforts to reduce chloride loading, improve our understanding of chloride impacts, and communicate the issues and management challenges and opportunities.