2016 Zumbro River Load Monitoring Network
The Zumbro River Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network (WPLMN) project will continue existing efforts to calculate seasonal pollutant loads for the Root River. The Zumbro Watershed Partnership (ZWP) along with Olmsted County Environmental Services will assist the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) with water quality monitoring and pollutant load calculations of four sub-watershed sites. Approximately 50 grab samples per site (total of 200) between ice-out and October 31 of 2016 and 2017 will be collected along with field measurements and observations. Sites include: North Fork Zumbro River (near Mazeppa, MN), North Branch Middle Fork Zumbro River (near Oronoco, MN), South Branch Middle Fork River (near Oronoco, MN) and South Fork Zumbro River (near Rochester, MN). Seasonal load calculations for each site will be calculated using the FLUX32 model.