June 14, 2016
Off Highway,near LaSalle Lake
Becida, Minnesota
N 47 20.926
W 95 10.995

While setting up for this image, we met a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employee who dropped a small bucket from the bridge to measure the sediment in Coffee Pot Creek. She said that the name comes from the brown hue of the water that is caused by the nearby bogs and iron in the surrounding soil. In spite of the color, the water was usually free of sediment down to 100 centimeters, but after the previous day’s rain it was only 92. Because of its natural qualities, Coffee Pot qualifies as a Federal Wild and Scenic River, but residents resist the designation, seeking to maintain local control.