Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District Surface Water Assessment Grant (SWAG): Mississippi River-Brainerd Watershed Lake & Stream Sampling

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,526
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
January 2018
Activity Type
Monitoring
Counties Affected
Aitkin
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,526
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.16
Project Overview

The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District will partner with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and local volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring in high priority areas of the Upper Mississippi River (Brainerd) Watershed. Four lakes will be sampled, including Sheriff, Rabbit, French, and Section Twelve. Four stream/river sites will be monitored including the Rice River (2 sites), Ripple River, and Sissabagama Creek. Through this effort we will obtain information that will be useful in assessing the health of this watershed. This will be valuable in planning for future restoration and protection efforts that will ensure good water and environmental quality in Aitkin County.

Project Manager
First Name
Janet
Last Name
Smude
Organization Name
Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District
Street Address
130 Southgate Drive
City
Aitkin
State
MN
Zip Code
56431
Phone
(218) 927-6565