Regional Influence

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) sits on the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Minnesota is an environmentally rich state that is home to almost 12,000 lakes, about 235,076 acres of native prairie land (Minnesota County Biological Survey, 2010), and over 6,500 natural rivers and streams. SAFL uses its strategic location to conduct environmentally important research and collaborate with local organizations. Click on a photo to read more about some of the local influences that SAFL has had in the Midwest.


Studying wind turbine-generated sound

Response of native mussels to changing river conditions

Studying harmful algal blooms in Minnesota








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Pumping station physical model



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