ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota has two new additions to its state water trail system -- the South Fork of the Crow River west of the Twin Cities and the Blue Earth River, which feeds the Minnesota River at Mankato.
Erik Wrede, water trails coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says this has been a big year for the state's water trails.
The DNR has revamped its river-level reporting system to make it easier for boaters, canoeists and kayakers to check real-time water levels on the state water trails. The DNR also has launched an online interactive map so boaters and paddlers can customize their own maps.
The water trails system started in 1963 and now has 4,400 miles on 32 mapped trails managed for canoeing, kayaking, boating and camping.
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