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2016 Zumbro River Load Monitoring Network

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,975
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Zumbro Watershed Partnership
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Olmsted
Wabasha
Olmsted
Wabasha
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$57,975
Number of full time equivalents funded
.19
Project Overview

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Lawrence
Last Name
Svien
Organization Name
Zumbro Watershed Partnership
Street Address
1485 Industrial Drive NW
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55041
Phone
(651) 226-6787